The Faculty of Health Sciences, one of two faculties within the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, from its inception, embraced the challenge of creating a new and vibrant Faculty epitomizing excellence in all aspects of the academic endeavor - teaching and learning, research, scholarship, outreach, service, administration and management.

The Faculty of Health Sciences strongly endorses:

  • The Higher Education Act which inter alia provides for the regulation of higher education, provides for the establishment, governance and funding of higher education institutions and provides for quality assurance and quality promotion in higher education,
  • The National Health Act which redresses the inequities of the past in the distribution of healthcare and seeks to create a national health system that is patient-centered and for the benefit of all.
  • The Health Charter which seeks to engender the transformation of the health sector addressing access, equity and quality in health services together with broad based black economic empowerment.
  • The Strategic Framework for the Human Resources for Health Plan which promotes access to health services by the equitable distribution and use of skilled healthcare professionals and which seeks to render accessible, appropriate, high quality healthcare at all levels by healthcare professionals equipped with the appropriate capacity and skills.
  • The National Human Resources Plan for Health which implements a national guideline for human resources policy and planning to ensure that the entire health system obtains the quality and quantity of staff required, makes optimum use of its human resources, anticipates and manages changes in staffing and develops a multi-skilled, representative and flexible workforce to meet the healthcare needs of its diverse communities experiencing several and diverse disease burdens.
The Faculty is thus committed to producing healthcare professionals, particularly from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude to achieve optimal health for all South African communities in the spirit of “ubuntu” and “batho pele”.


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