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Centre for Rural Health

As part of its on-going commitment to assisting the development of health care for all people in South Africa, the University of the Witwatersrand established the Centre for Rural Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2008. The Centres focus is on human resource development for rural health care through advocacy, teaching, research and policy through support and sustainability.

About Us

The conception of the Wits Centre for Rural Health (CRH) began in 2003 when the University’s Faculty of Health Science recognized a demand for rural health care improvements. These demands were broken down and key areas where highlighted and targeted. The centre was seen as a long-term. Read more...About Us

Academic Programmes

The Center supports a number of Academic programmes in the rural helath sector. Read More...


The current research of the Division of Rural Health include the following publications: Read More...


In 2003, the Wits Initiative for Rural Health Education (WIRHE) scholarship scheme was launched to attract disadvantaged rural students into health science careers, to support them through their studies and to place them back into their rural health districts on completion of their studies. Read More...

News & Events

Rural Health Week 2014 See more...

WIRHE launch See more..

Quality Improvement in Health care seminar See more...


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