Dr Mosa Moshabela

Dr Moshabela is the Acting Dean and Head of School for the School of Nursing and Public Health. Dr Moshabela is trained as a medical practitioner (MBChB), and specialized in Family Medicine and Primary Health Care (M Fam. Med). He has received focused training in the practice of HIV Medicine (Dip HIV (SA)), a public health priority area in South Africa. He has also completed doctoral studies (PhD), in the field of public health, with a specific focus on health systems and policy research, and a Masters in Demography and Health (MSc) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He is currently a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Africa Health Research Institute, formerly the Africa Centre for Population Health in South Africa. As a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine he works in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a clinician researcher, recognized and rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, and has led several studies as principal investigator, including some funded by the NIH, MRC-UK and Wellcome Trust. He has also been the recipient of academic fellowships from Fogarty in the US and the Discovery Foundation in SA. At UKZN, Dr Moshabela is appointed as a chief medical specialist, and still holds his position as head of department in the Discipline of Rural Health. Prior to his tenure at UKZN he was Public Health Specialist for the Millennium Villages in West and Central Africa, based at the MDG Centre in Mali/Senegal and affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, NYC, USA.

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