About MatCH

MatCH [Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health] was established in 2010 as a division of the Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of the Witwatersrand. MatCH is based in Durban and was formerly (since 1998) the Durban Office of the RHRU [Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit].

Contact Us

MatCH (Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health)
University of the Witwatersrand
155 Juniper Road
Overport, 4091
Durban, South Africa
Tel: +27 31 275 1540
Fax: +27 31 207 3239

Email: info@match.org.za

Staff Profiles
Vision and Mission

News / Events

Diagonal Interventions to Fast-Forward Enhanced Reproductive health (DIFFER)
2nd Annual Project Team Meeting held in Durban, South Africa
19th to the 22nd February 2013.

The DIFFER project seeks to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for women in the general population and vulnerable populations, such as, Female Sex Workers (FSW), through the implementation of a ‘diagonal’ strategy. The ‘diagonal’ strategy is based on the hypothesis that combining ‘vertical’ SRH interventions, for example, services targeted at FSW with ‘horizontal’ health systems strengthening through the integration of SRH services within existing health facilities, is practical, feasible, and likely to be more effective and cost-effective than providing them separately. The DIFFER project is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework programme.                                                             Read More



MatCH is committed to supporting the millennium development goals aimed at gender equity, maternal and child health and combatting HIV. These guide our work which focuses on sexual and reproductive health and HIV treatment and care. MatCH supports health systems strengthening which includes service delivery, capacity building and technical support. MatCH has an experienced research team, with expertise in clinical, behavioural and operations research. As much of our programmes and research are community based, we actively partner and involve communities and local structures. We work with diverse partners, collaborators and donors, including local and internationally based universities and research centres. MatCH is guided by a strong ethical and human rights ethos and our staff is committed to the highest ethical standards and best practices in all their work.

Health Systems Strengthening


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