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Community Health Teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, trains registrars and medical students in community health; conducts research on health service delivery, and supports health authorities in the planning, managing, delivery, and monitoring of health services at different levels.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Builds capacity for understanding the distribution of diseases and associated risk factors and the analysis of data arising from these. The department teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students, conducts scientific research providing statistical support to academics and students.
Health and Society Staff based in the Division of Health and Society conduct research in the areas of social and behaviour change, gender equity, and other social determinants of health. All research is designed to inform policies and programs or evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
Maternal and Child Health As a multidisciplinary group of academic staff, reflecting expertise in medical science, epidemiology, public health, child health, behavioural science, gender, HIV and TB, the programme supports the South African Government to roll out national programmes.
Demography and Population Health Provides professional education and training, conducts research focussing on public and reproductive health and acts as a forum for policy-makers, programme managers, and scholars contributing to population, health, and development policies in Africa.
Occupational Health Involved in occupational and environmental health, including occupational hygiene and exposure science. It has strong ties with the National Institute for Occupational Health, a multidisciplinary institute with extensive international links, and is active in the development of occupational health professionals and practitioners.
Centre for Health Policy The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is one of the few multi-disciplinary health policy units in South Africa and has over 20 years of research experience. As an academic research group, CHP actively seeks to draw together theoretical insights and empirical evidence in understanding health system change and in proposing strategies for future health systems development.
PRICELESS SA The intent of PRICELESS SA is to provide information that will improve the way in which resources are allocated and priorities are set to improve public health. The aim of PRICELESS is to support the development of evidence-based information and tools in order to help determine how best to use existing scarce resources.
AGINCOURT MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) runs the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) which surveys approximately 107 500 people annually and has a unique dataset describing the changing pattern of rural mortality, non-communicable diseases, and nutrition.
SARCHi Chair The first South African DSI/NRF Research Chair at a South African or African University to focus exclusively on the health workforce. The Chair is held by Professor Laetitia Rispel, who works with a small team of dedicated and committed health systems researchers.