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Welcome to Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Maternal, Child and Women’s Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Department of Health, KwaZulu-Natal. You are joining a Department whose Mission is to improve the health of women, from the cradle to the grave, through research, teaching and evidence based practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Its vision is a department that promotes research and innovative teaching, at the same time providing evidence-based counsel for high quality service delivery in the spirit of African scholarship. 

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a rich history of innovation, teaching, research and community oriented service delivery and outreach. The teaching platform includes all the public hospitals and clinics in eThekwini Metro. During your period in the Department, you will have the opportunity of rotating through most if not all the teaching sites. This will enable you to know the various communities in the eThekwini Metro, and their similarities and differences.
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UKZN Masters Study examines Antenatal Care
Challenges women, including refugees, face when accessing antenatal care in Government clinics in KwaZulu-Natal was the subject of a UKZN masters study.
Faecal Incontinence Subject of Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist and Head of the Clinical Unit at UKZN, Dr Thinagrin Dhasarathun Naidoo, graduated with a PhD based on his thesis titled: “Post-partum Anal Sphincter Injury and Altered Faecal Continence in a Developing Country: Is there a Variation in Incidence between Black Africans and Indians?”
Ground-breaking UKZN study Investigates Fetal Cardiac Functional A...
Research by UKZN Fetal specialist Dr Ismail Bhorat is believed to be the first to show a link between cardiac dysfunction and adverse perinatal outcome in gestational diabetics which thus becomes the first predictive parameter in the world to prevent adverse outcome and fetal death in diabetics.
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