Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and GynaecologyWelcome 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.