Primary Health Care Directorate
A Health Science Faculty that promotes equity and quality in health care, guided by the primary health care approach.
The Directorate aims to promote the primary health care approach in teaching, research, policy, health services and community engagement by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
To integrate a primary health care approach into the faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate curriculae by means of extending and developing the faculty’s clinical teaching platform in rural and primary care sites; deepening community engagement within the health service and the faculty’s curriculae; enhancing the recruitment and support of students of rural origin in the faculty; and increasing inter-disciplinary research in health sciences.
To promote equitable, comprehensive, compassionate and quality care at all levels of the health system by means of the recognition of diversity and culture; evidence-based practice and policy; active health promotion; community-based education; and strategic partnerships.
What is Primary Health Care?