Established at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 1993, the Centre for Health Systems Research and Development (CHSR&D) stems from a rich tradition of research and training in medical sociology and sociology of health.

We generate and disseminate scientific knowledge on health and health systems—including policies, strategies, practices, and priority programmes—and use this knowledge to promote health systems strengthening.

We also develop capacity for health systems via implementation science and postgraduate research training.

Our work is led by a multidisciplinary approach to research design and implementation. We have in-depth expertise in a range of key methodological approaches: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods.

Our main focus areas are:

  • Studies of public health policies, strategies and operational functioning
  • Human resources for health and occupational health issues
  • Health communication
  • Priority programmes:
    • Tuberculosis (TB)
    • HIV and AIDS
    • TB-HIV co-epidemic
    • Sexual and reproductive health
Contact

Belinda Jacobs
T: +27 51 401 2181
E: bjacobs@ufs.ac.za


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240
Postgraduate:
Marica Coetsee: +27 51 401 2369
Undergraduate:
Mrs Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Nhlamulo (Lucky) Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3519
Juanita du Plooy: +27 51 401 3269

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