We all have responsibility for leaving this world in a better shape than we found it. It is therefore the goal of the Department to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the community of eThekwini and surrounding areas.
The Department is made up of various clinical units and special subspecialty units, each of which is headed by a consultant. Each unit is responsible for a day of the week in terms of intakes, academic days, operating theatres and special obstetric and gynaecologic clinics
The Department is also involved in collaboration initiatives with national and international organisations and institutions. There are opportunities to undertake research within the SADC region, as well as other parts of the continent and the globe. The pressing need within the province is the management of HIV. The Department through the HIV and Women’s Health unit undertakes research in order to inform improved service delivery