Faculty of Health Sciences

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Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences

A globally competitive faculty that delivers on its mandate of excellence in a dynamic and enabling environment.

Academic Programmes

The Wits Faculty of Health Sciences, located in Johannesburg - the hub of the South African economy - offers a real-world training experience that prepares students for a future in the healthcare sector across the globe.


Along with our associated entities and partners, we provide a vibrant environment within which some of the world's most cutting-edge research is undertaken. This include research in HIV/Aids, malaria, TB, health policy, drug-delivery, and Covid-19, among others.

Wits breaks ground on R250 million sports complex

The Wits Brian and Dorothy Zylstra Sports Complex is an integrated facility for training, research, and clinical practice. The Complex promises world-class research and therapeutic facilities, an aquatics centre and a residence for elite athletes. A ground-breaking ceremony at the Wits Education Campus in Parktown, Johannesburg, on 4 May 2023 kicked off the envisaged state-of-the-art Wits Brian and Dorothy Zylstra Sports Complex.

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