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UNFPA Meeting

UNFPA Meeting

Nzwakie presented in a meeting held in Drakensburg, hosted by UNFPA and DoH. Presentation title: Impact of COVID-19 effect on SRHR

Youth Day Event

Youth Day Event

WMRU joined the Commercial City Clinic on 20 June 2022 in holding the Youth Month Event. WMRU gave presentations on menstrual cups and WMRU/CONRAD Project ENGAGE to educate and engage the youth attending and to support the event themes of youth empowerment and sexual...

Gilead Science visit to MRU

Gilead Science visit to MRU

On 23 June 2022 ,  sponsors from GILEAD Sciences in the US visited WMRU for 1 day. The visit was an opportunity for our visitors to see the WMRU site and talk to staff involved in conducting the study. WMRU will be conducting a Phase 3, Double-Blinded, Multicentre,...

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Congress

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Congress

Mags Beksinska and Jenni Smit attended the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Congress in Ghent 25-28 May 2022. During the conference they presented an oral abstract on weight change in hormonal injectable users and a poster on women’s...

INNOVATE project site training

INNOVATE project site training

On the 10th and 11th of May collaborators and sponsors from FHI360 in the US visited WMRU for a 2-day training for the INNOVATE project:- A Phase 3, Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate Contraceptive Efficacy and Safety of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (150...

WMRU site visit and talk

WMRU site visit and talk

In February 2022 we had two visitors from the Female Health Company (FHC) manufacturers of the FC2 female condom. WMRU completed the CoCo female condom contraceptive study at the end of 2021 which included the FC2 female condom. The visit was an opportunity for our...

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The theme Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health, will focus on the need to protect, support and...

MRU – the start of the IMPOWER-022 trial at our site

MRU – the start of the IMPOWER-022 trial at our site

It was with great anticipation and excitement that the MRU site kicked-off screening and recruitment for the IMPOWER-022 double-blinded randomised clinical trial in mid-September 2021. The trial will investigate the effectiveness and safety of a new oral monthly...

SASOG conference

SASOG conference

Mags Beksinska and Jenni Smit attended the  39th National Congress of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) from 7 to 11 March 2020 in KwaZulu Natal. They presented two orals, two posters  and participated in  a contraceptive round...

Events

Menstrual Health Management Symposium

Date: 28 -29 May 2018 Venue: Sandton, Johannesburg MRU had the pleasure of being invited to a Menstrual Health Management Symposium which was held...