Wits RHI was established by Prof Helen Rees in 1994 to support the new South African government formulate and implement new national policies around sexual and reproductive health.
Wits RHI is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the largest research institute of the University of the Witwatersrand. We are a UNAIDS, World Health Organization (WHO) and South African Medical Research Council (MRC) collaborating centre as well as a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) strategic partner.
AREAS OF WORK
> Pioneering, multi-disciplinary reasearch
> Responsive technical support and innovation in health services
> Good participatory practice
> Teaching and capacity building
> Developing African researchers
> Evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders