Institutional HIV and AIDS Unit

Institutional HIV and AIDS Unit (IHAU)

Centre for Health Education and Development is responsible for coordination, facilitation and implementation of HIV/AIDS Programmes in alignment with the VUT HIV and AIDS Policy, National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB Policy and Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS for Higher Education in South Africa (Higher Health 2019).


To be a university that leads in implementing effective and innovative Health, Wellness and Development programmes.


To produce employable graduates that are physically, emotionally and socially healthy by:

  • Responding to the pandemic drivers through teaching, learning, innovation, knowledge generation and community engagement.
  • Ensuring comprehensive and effective response towards Health, Wellness, Behavioural Change, Stigma and Discrimination.
  • Promoting the health and wellbeing of staff and students.