School of Health Systems Studies

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Centre for Health and Social Sciences

Social science plays a vital role in understanding illness and health behaviour and addressing health inequalities that exist in society. Recognizing the importance of social science in improving health and wellbeing, the Centre for Health and Social Sciences (CHSS), was one of the first two centres created in 2006 within the newly established School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS). CHSS aims to be a leader in research, teaching and training with a focus on the interaction of health and social sciences.

The overall mission of the Centre is to strengthen the contribution of social sciences in health studies and public ...

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Centre for Public Health

Mission: The Centre will strive for excellence in the field of theory and practice of Public Health based on critical analysis of population health using epidemiological approach.

Public Health as the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a population is not only a profession but also a very specialized discipline. Several experiences are taking place in various places within the purview of public health and time has arrived to systematically document those evidences and create a body of knowledge for the discipline. Opportunities exist for the public health movement to exert a more central role in ...

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