Welcome to HEARD
HEARD, based the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development challenges and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent.
The Status of Provision of Post Abortion Care Services for Women and Girls in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Systematic Review
Unsafe abortion is a research priority area within HEARD’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programme and focuses on the availability, access and uptake of abortion-related services for girls and young ...>>
To What Extent Does Socio-Economic Status Still Affect Household Access to Water and Sanitation Services in South Africa?
It is publically acknowledged that South Africa has recently met its Millennium Development Goal of halving water and sanitation services (WSS) backlogs. However, significant deficits remain, especially in the ...>>
Public Lecture: Social Epidemiology – How Social Structures ‘Get Under the Skin’ and Affect Patterns of Health
HEARD invites you to a seminar by Dr Sven Hassler from the University of Gothenburg who will be presenting on social epidemiological approaches. About the speaker: Dr Sven Hassler is a senior lecturer at ...>>
Breaking the Silence through Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Learners with Disabilities in South Africa: Educators Experiences
Comprehensive sexuality education is seen as a key intervention to address the high HIV-incidence rate and low knowledge among young people in South Africa, yet this lacks inclusion of learners with ...>>