Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Research

We have an Africa-wide mandate with research applicable across the region that impacts on regional policies and programmes. We collaborate with a range of partners, both locally and internationally, through established research and policy networks. Our research reflects a dedicated and dynamic engagement with Africa’s health challenges, as well as driving an agenda for emerging opportunities in the field of global health, both in Africa and globally.

Current research projects

Linking Policy to Programming

Strengthening Legal and Policy Environments for reducing HIV Risk and Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for Young Key Populations in Southern Africa Young key populations in Southern Africa face significant barrier...

Sisonke CARES

Overview: Experiences of gender-based violence in South Africa are widespread. Rural areas have particular challenges with poor access to services and challenging gender relationships. This project shows understanding of the na...

Sexual education in South African schools

Overview HEARD together with EDC, SFH and Mott MacDonald are implementing the School-Based Sexuality and HIV Prevention Education Activity, a 5-year contract. The activity will support the South African Government to reduce HIV...

Youth Health and Prevention Project (Y-HAPP)

Overview: The findings of the Life Orientation (LO) research project conducted by HEARD that concluded in 2012 indicate that the delivery of the LO curriculum is, in learners’ view, having some positive impact in their lives....

Economic evaluation of the Nompilo Project

Overview: This project undertakes an economic evaluation of the Nompilo Project run by the Centre for Rural Health-University of KwaZulu-Natal (CRH-UKZN). The objective of the Nompilo Project was to assess the effectiveness of ...

HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS)

A longitudinal study to monitor HIV incidence trends in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Overview To establish population-level HIV incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS) platform in a household-based representative sample ...