Message from the Executive Dean
A warm word of welcome to all students and health professionals willing to join the noble task of working as healthcare practitioners, educators, managers, scientists or support staff in the African Health Care Sector. This is a challenge which carries huge responsibilities, especially for the vulnerable populations who have not as yet benefited from our democratic revolution, the poor, the rural and those in under-served areas.
Given the poor living conditions which vulnerable populations are subjected to, one will often work, learn and teach in less than optimal conditions. Practitioners as well as students are exposed to patients and their families who are in distress and in dire need. Sometimes one may feel helpless and frustrated because resources at hand to address their needs are insufficient. As healthcare professionals and students, patients will trust you with their most intimate concerns and you will touch and change their lives.
The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) aspires to create an environment in which we can meaningfully learn, teach and practise socially responsive values which lay the foundation for the improvement of the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of the populations we serve. As FHS staff, we cherish our roles by continually demonstrating our collective determination to collaborate with communities, health care governance structures and the private healthcare sector to construct comprehensive and effective primary health care service delivery in Africa. The introduction of the new National Health Insurance (NHI) plan is the most exciting initiative conducive to this noble vision.
To contribute to better health for all, FHS will continue to enhance its mandate of education and research, through the use of efficient and effective operations and appropriate technology, to strengthen our focus on achieving excellence in Community Engagement. Our ultimate aim is to find solutions for Africa for the establishment of a sustainable foundation for development of people, which constitutes the basis for our Vision and Mission.
Faculty of Health Sciences is dedicated to produce health professionals with the leadership; knowledge; skills and commitment to fulfil the national mandate to create a democratic and productive nation.
Prof Errol Holland
Executive Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences
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Marie du Preez
Tel: (012) 521 4961
Fax: (012) 560 0018
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