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Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow scoops award for Exceptional Acheivement

Dr Owolabi Eyitayo​, a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Global Health,​ has been announced as an awardee on the list of winners for the Top 20 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Award for Exceptional Achievement.​ The winners were announced on 12 November 2021 during the gala event of the 2nd Postdoctoral Research Conference of Southern Africa. The awardees receive a cash prize of R10 000 each and will receive their awards at a special luncheon on 25 November 2021.​

Prof Eugene Cloete has said, "The contribution of postdoctoral fellows to academic performance at the university is significant, and postdocs support students and are the muscle behind major research. The fellows honoured here had published upwards of 10 manuscripts, formed parts of collaborative research teams, landed large grants and also are active members in university and other academic societies."​




PhD Gra​duates - December 2021

The Department of Global Health is proud to introduce our most recent graduates as of December 2021.


Mr Jean Paul Milambo (PhD Epidemiolog​y)

PhD Title:  Assessment of Point-of-Care Testing for Prediction of Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Side Effects in Obese Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients in Africa. Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.

Supervisors: Prof John M Akudugu and Prof Peter Nyasulu



Mr Nkengafac Villyen Motaze (PhD Epidemiology)​

PhD title: Burden of congenital rubella syndrome and potential impact of rubella vaccine introduction in South Africa

Supervisors: Prof Charles S Wiysonge, Dr Melinda S Suchard & Prof C Jessica E Metcalf




Mr David Niyukuri (PhD Epidemiology)​

PhD Title: Combining sexual behavioural survey data, phylodynamics and agent-based models towards a unified framework for HIV prevention research.

Supervisor : Prof Peter Nyasulu & Prof Wim Delva


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Mr Trust Chibawara (PhD Epidemiology)

PhD Title: Model-Based Inference on the Impact of Early Access to Antiretroviral Therapy to All on HIV Incidence Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Eswatini

Supervisors: Prof Peter Nyasulu & Dr Dan Kajungu




Ms Fennie Mantula (PhD Public Health)

PhD Title: Barriers to cervical cancer screening in Gwanda district, Zimbabwe: A mixed method analysis

Supervisors: Prof Vikash Sewram & Dr Yoesrie Toefy



Ms Hannah Simba (PhD Public Health)

PhD Title: The role of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of Esophageal Cancer .

Supervisors: Prof Vikash Sewram, Prof Helena Kuivaniemi, Prof Gerard Tromp & Dr Christian Abnet