I am the Clinical head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. This hospital delivers approximately 23 000 women annually and also provides comprehensive Gynaecology services. This is a joint position with the University of the Witwatersrand. My University responsibilities are in undergrauate and postgraduate teaching and supervision. I have supervised a number of MMeds, published journal articles and contributed to a text book. My interests are in preventing cervical cancer and I run a clinic which treats premalignant lesions of the cervix. I am also interested in the epidemiology of maternal deaths, maternal morbidity, perinatal morbidity, and perinatal mortality.