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     We work to improve the health of rural communities through research,

capacity building and advocacy. 

 Prof Petersen  

New Director for UKZN's Centre for Rural Health

NRF B-rated researcher and Professor in psychology, Professor Inge Petersen has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Rural Health in the College of Health Sciences.


Research into Western and Traditional Health

 Care Practice 

Rural Health HoD Dr Mosa Moshabela conducted a scoping review on the need and challenges of finding common ground between western and traditional health care practice in SA.


 Dr T Naidu  

UKZN staff member wins award at Cape Town


Project Manager at the Centre for Rural Health, Dr Thameshree Naidu, won the award for the best abstract in Health System Strengthening at the Quality Improvement Summit in Cape Town.


Multi-Million Rand Research Award to College of Health Sciences

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has been awarded a R45 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL).

RuDASA    Rural health care still a challenge

Access to health care remains a challenge in rural areas of South Africa. Rural health practitioners met in Dullstroom to discuss contributory factors to compromised health care especially in far flung areas.  

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 KINC accreditation at CRH   KINC accreditation kicks off

As the CRH KINC team heads into the final phase of the KINC project, preparations are underway for a province wide assessment of newborn care in all district hospitals in KZN. 

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 CJ Memorial    UKZN's Centre for Rural Health project partner wins award   

The UKZN's Centre for Rural Health (CRH) project partner Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital (CJM), won the Health MEC's Annual Service Excellence Award for achieving Gold in National Core Standards Assessment. 
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 Dr J Reddy   Farewell to UKZN's QI star  

The UKZN community celebrated the life Quality Improvement star Dr Jennifer Ramannah Reddy - Moodley's at a memorial service organised by Centre for Rural Health (CRH). 
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 HIV Free Survival  

UKZN's involvement in HIV Free Survival project ends on a high note 

The Centre for Rural Health (CRH) has ended its partnership with the HIV Free Survival (PHFS) project after achieving its goal of improving HIV free child survival through support and mentorship.   
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 D Nyasulu  

Centre for Rural Health project manager receives Excellence Awarded 

Mrs Dolly Nyasulu received a Service Excellence Award from KwaZulu Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, in recognition of her commitment to service delivery in the field of nursing, focusing on maternal health.  
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UKZN's Rural health head awarded multi million rand fellowship 

Dr Mosa Mosahabela, Head of UKZN's Department of Rural Health, has recently been awarded a Research Training Fellowship worth millions of rands. 
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