Institutional 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).


  1. Prevention and Awareness Campaigns
  2. First Things First (HIV Counselling and Testing/TB/STI)
  3. Health and Wellness Campaign.
  4. National Calendar Events
  5. Peer Education Programme
  6. First Things First (HIV Counselling and Testing/TB/STI education)
  7. Sexual Reproductive Health Response
  8. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programme
  9. (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual Asexual and Queer) LGBTIAQ
  10. Gender-Based Violence and Diversity Programme.
  11. Disability
  12. Mental Health
  13. Sexual and Human Rights
  14. Social and Emotional Intelligence


  1. Education, Workshops and Training
  • Capacity building training for staff and students.
  1. Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Referral to relevant service providers for treatment, care and support.
  1. Integration of HIV/AIDS into Curriculum
  • Educating and equipping students through formal teaching and learning programmes (Social and Emotional Intelligence)
  1. Community Engagement
  • Engage local and community partnerships.
  • Outreach projects with Peer Educators.
  1. Research
  • Research/surveys
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  1. Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme
  • Regular Awareness and HIV/TB/STI testing Campaigns
  • Condom Distribution
  • Peer Education Programme
  • Education/training/workshops

Contact Details

Office Number                 :                  N-Block (N006-ground floor)

Projects Officer               :                  Thapelo Kgakatsi

Contact number              :                  (016) 950 6617

Email Address                 :