The Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day and Postgraduate Expo provides a platform for researchers and students in the Faculty to share and enrich audiences from within and without the Faculty through round table discussions and oral and poster presentations. The theme for this year was #Research for Health and the various presentations were geared towards excellence in health education and service provision. MRU showcased research listed below.

Poster Presentations in the Clinical Sciences & Therapeutics for Health track:

Mags Beksinska: Learning to use the one-sized SILCS Diaphragm in South Africa:  Improvements after 5 uses- CS/TH-P-25

Mags Beksinska: A randomized cross-over trial comparing the menstrual cup to tampons or sanitary pads in a low resource setting- CS/TH-P-26

Nzwakie Mosery: Exploring demand for the V Condom in South Africa- CS/TH-P-36

Ross Greener: The National Female Condom Evaluation in South Africa – National Female Condom Distribution Statistics 2013- CS/TH-P-40

Poster Presentation in the Infectious Diseases track:

Letitia Greener: High co-occurring STI and HIV prevalence and the poor treatment cascade among female sex workers in Durban, South Africa- ID-P-27

Oral Presentation in the Education, Policy and Systems track: 

Letitia Greener: Female sex workers’ experiences in accessing HIV and SRH services, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa- EPS-0-17