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The Wits Health Consortium is wholly-owned by the University of the Witwatersrand. We are the support operation through which the University - primarily its Faculty of Health Sciences - conducts research, manages donor-funded activities, pursues entrepreneurial innovation in health and supports clinical trials. 

The Wits Health Consortium (WHC) is a wholly-owned company of the University of the Witwatersrand. We operate a Shared Services Centre (SSC) to support the University – particularly the Faculty of Health Sciences - to conduct research, to focus on related academic objectives and to capitalise on clinical research opportunities. We have numerous research entities that we service, these entities operate in South Africa, across the African continent, in the US and in Europe.

WHC was formed in 1998 and has established itself as an international centre of excellence, supporting academic research and the management of donor funding for research and related activities in the medical and health sciences industry. WHC seeks to achieve a healthy balance between running a tightly-controlled business while still growing and developing an entrepreneurial culture through successful and sustainable operations.

Research Team at Wits Health Consortium:

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Maureen Joffee, PhD

Human Genomic Diversity and Disease Research

The Wits Health Consortium (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa
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