Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research

Research within AUTHeR (Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research) focus on transdisciplinary health promotion centred within the Social Sciences. We positioned ourselves explicitly within the World Health Organization's (2007) definition of health in which it is stated that "Optimal health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". This implies that we approach health holistically taking cognisance of the physical, mental, social and contextual dimensions and that we conceptualize health on a continuum from pathology to thriving.

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Tel: (018) 299 2094/5


List of NRF rated researchers

C rating: M Greeff; H F Kotze; H Strydom; C S Venter; M L Weyers; M P Wissing


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