Women's Health Research Unit - WHRU
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Director of Research Unit: Associate Professor Jane Harries
BA(Hons) MPhil MPH PhD Cape Town
Welcome to the Women's Health Research Unit
The Women's Health Research Unit (WHRU) was established in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT in 1996. The overall aim of the Unit is to improve the health of women through research that informs policy and practice. It acts as a multidisciplinary centre for women's health research in South Africa focusing on high priority women's health, and gender and health issues. The Unit's main activities include: Research; Health service support; Teaching; Social responsiveness and Advocacy.
The WHRU collaborates with departments and organisations within the University and with other Universities and national and international NGO's and research organisations. The Unit's research is structured according to high priority areas identified by the government and in keeping with international trends: HIV/AIDS; health systems research: reproductive health; abortion; female cancers and contraception.
Please take some time to explore the information in our website. You can find information on our areas of research interest and recent publications.
Women's Health Research Unit
School Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Ms Karin van Wyk
Administrative Administrator: Cancer Research Initiative
Tel: +27 21 650 1739
Email: Karin van Wyk