Dr Renay Weiner
Co-founder and Director
Public Health Medicine Specialist

Dr Michael Jana
Co-founder and Senior Research Associate
Development specialist

Ms Thabile Maphalala
Administrative and project assistant

Ms Rebecca Pursell-Gotz
Evaluation for development specialist

Ms Monica Longwe
Public Health/SBCC practitioner

Ms Janine-Simon Meyer
Social and Behaviour Change Communication specialist

Ms Kim MacQuillkan
Project co-ordination and health systems

Mr Chenjerai  Sisimayi

Mr Pyke Chari
Research and SBCC Zimbabwe

Ms Louise Carmichael
Graphic design and website

About us

We set up RTHD recognising the need for high quality, locally generated research and capacity to inform the design and evaluation of public health programmes. Apart from a core team we have  a network of skilled associates and sub-contractors who collaborate with us on specific projects. We also welcome onto our teams new Masters graduates in the fields of public health, development, social sciences, demography and epidemiology, who are looking for short to medium term work experience.


To be a research and training institute of excellence in health and development in Africa.

Mission statement

To conduct high quality research, training, evaluation and knowledge management services, particularly for organisations working for better health and development outcomes in East and Southern Africa and beyond.