MRU was invited to the annual Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights seminar at the UKZN Medical School on the 5th of October 2018. The topic of the seminar this year was Advancing Transformation Sexual Reproductive Health Rights for all. Discussions were based on sexual health, human rights, inclusion and empowerment especially on campuses. MRU introduced […]
World Contraception Day Event took place today (26 Sep 18), led by MRU in partnership with Commercial City Clinic. In attendance were clinic staff, clinic clients, UKZN Medical Students, CAB representatives and two ECHO study participants. Myths and misconceptions on contraceptives still exist in communities and have an impact on people, especially women seeking the […]
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health held a Research Day on the 7th of September 2018 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital. Researchers were invited to present on topics related to improving the performance of the health system and the health of the people in KZN. Two researchers from MRU had oral presentations accepted for this event. Mrs […]
On the 23rd of August 2018, MatCH Research Unit (MRU) attended Life Line’s 48th Annual General (AGM) meeting which took place at the Rugby Stadium. MRU has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Life Line working with implementing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions for female sex workers (FSW). The aim of the meeting was to […]
SOAR project evaluation team arrive in Ugu district to conduct interviews in the community. August 2018 Our vibrant SOAR team on arrival at one of the study sites in Ugu district . The Ugu site is one of the 18 evaluation wards where the project is being carried out. The team were at the site between […]
On 03 July 2018 the MRU Edendale IPM team hosted Hanke Nube- Senior Advisor Health at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Leonard Solai – the Senior Director for IPM External Affairs (Africa) . The day’s activities included discussions about the IPM Dream study progress and current health research focus areas for the Netherlands […]
The city of Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands boasts with its artistic heritage and canal systems. The city hosted the 22nd International AIDS Conference at the RAI Convention Centre from July 23rd to July 27th. A very fascinating place it was especially because it was within its summer days, with longer daylight compared […]
Mxolisi Mathenjwa has been offered a Scholarship to attend the 22nd International AIDS Conference, which will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Conference runs from the 23rd to the 27th of July 2018. He will be doing a SINIKWA Poster Presentation titled “Successes and Challenges within a Safer Conception Intervention for men living with HIV in South Africa”.
Project training and the Site Initiation Visit for the Zink Study took place in early-mid October 2017, with the official start of the study occurring on the 26th October 2017.
MRU congratulates one of their Senior Researchers, Letitia Rambally-Greener on being listed as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2017. Click here for the full story.