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Women's Health Research Unit - WHRU

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Director of Research Unit:  Dr Deborah Constant

BSc(Physio) BSc(Hons) MSc(Med) 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.


Contact Information:

Women's Health Research Unit
School Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
South Africa