About MatCH Research Unit (MRU)?
MatCH Research Unit (MRU) aims to answer priority questions that will translate into improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes through expanding access to appropriate and acceptable health technologies and services. Our core research areas are contraception including barrier methods, HIV prevention, safer conception, menstrual management, postpartum depression and other areas of sexual and reproductive health. MRU engages in pivotal research conducted with vulnerable populations, including youth, sex workers and residents of informal settlements.
Using a range of methodologies, we conduct behavioural, operations and clinical research, actively partnering and involving communities and local structures. We also provide technical assistance, partnering with various stakeholders including the Department of Health and other NGOs to affect policy change and enhance best practice. We work with diverse partners, collaborators and donors, including local and internationally based universities and research centres.