Professor Nana Poku
In keeping with UKZN’s goal to be regarded as a globally ranked research-intensive university responding to major social, economic, and environment challenges; our Vice-Chancellor Professor Nana Poku has set aside funding for the development of Research Institutions at UKZN. We are proud to inform you that we have been awarded seed funding to the value of R12 million over a 3 year period to develop the first Institute in the College. The funding and the project is being managed by the School of Nursing and Public Health (SNPH). In conceptualising the core aims of the Institute for People-Centred Health, the School of NPH has adopted a transdisciplinary, collaborative, inter-professional, systems thinking and syndemics approaches to achieve social accountability and health equity in KZN, SA and Africa as a whole. The School will work with the Department of Health in their efforts to develop the people-centred health systems and services; as well as identify further opportunities for collaborative efforts in this regard.