Human Nutrition
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Division of Human Nutrition

​​​Research Themes

Research at Human Nutrition

The Division has research as one of its key performance areas. The focus of the research is influenced by the University research strategy, the Faculty focus and well as the mandate of its parent Department of Global Health. The Division engages in research at various levels: undergraduate research, postgraduate research, staff and collaborative research. 

The Divisional Research Thematic Areas are: 

  • Non Communicable Disease
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Specialised Nutrition Support
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Food Labelling

With Subthemes:

  • Health System Strengthening
  • Evidence based ​methodologies
  • Gastro Intestinal Health
  • Education Research​

​Contact: Head of Division 
Prof Xikombiso Mbhenyane