The School’s research is characterised by its collaborative nature. On the following pages we provide information research and project activities conducted in the SOPH since 2019.

The list of partners reflects the extensive network of links we have with local and international academic institutions, health sector partners, local community organisations and international development organisations. This work is supported by a wide range of funders, both large and small, which include, among others, the EU, NIH, IDRC, NRF, SAMRC and the Belgian government.

Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) remains a corner stone of our work, clustered around and supported by two SARChIs Chairs in Health Systems and an extra-mural SAMRC Research Unit (Health Services to Systems).

HIV/AIDS remains and important programmatic area of work, with projects exploring the acceptability and feasibility of a family intervention to improve ART adherence (SINAKO) and Interventions to improve adherence and retention in care for adolescents on anti-retroviral therapy in the Western Cape.

Other projects in the School also explore public health challenges faced by adolescents, from the impact of violence to access to health services.

Food security, food choices and their interaction with non-communicable diseases, as well as pharmaceutical public health, have continued to feature strongly in our research portfolio.