Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


MSc Clinical Epidemio​logy Rese​​arch Assignments

Infectious Disea​ses​


​First Name


Prevalence of active pulmonary TB cases among confirmed TB positive household contacts in Mwanza Tanzania - A cross sectional study
Bulabula Nyandwe Hamama Andre Xpert MTB/RIF identified rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Byamungu Nsuli Prevalence, Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes Associated with Delayed HIV diagnosis in Children with Tuberculosis Co-Infection in Cape Town, South Arica: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Garcia-Prats Anthony Presentation and outcome of culture-confirmed isoniazid-resistant rifampicin-susceptible tuberculosis in children
Karinja Miriam The association between sputum volume and bacterial load in samples from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis participating in early bactericidal activity studies
Kashangura Rufaro Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara booster expressing antigen 85A for protection against active Tuberculosis and death in animals: A systematic review
Katende Bulemba Rifampicin Resistant Tuberculosis in Lesotho: Diagnosis, Treatment Initiation and Outcomes
Kitenge Marcel Does the introduction of an Xpert MTB/RIF-based algorithm increase the proportion of bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Cape Town, 2010-13: An Interrupted Time Series Design?
Kriel Daleen Validity of an X-ray disease severity score to predict treatment outcome in pulmonary Tuberculosis
Kuhlase Dlamini Sehlephi Predictors of drug resistant and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland
Mahwire Tamirirashe Christopher Impact of Xpert® MTB /RIF assay on MDR-TB treatment success rates in Ugu District, Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa
Mukinda Fidele Rise in rifampicin mono-resistant tuberculosis in Western Cape
Muyaya Ley Predictors of Mortality during Tuberculosis Treatment in HIV-infected patients with Tuberculosis in Botswana: Differences between Subjects Naïve to and previously started on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Titi Nondwe Patience Trials of tuberculosis prevention interventions in Africa: a descriptive cross-sectional study
Ubeh Chidimma Influence of HIV positivity on sputum smear conversion among patients treated for smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in a regional hospital in Mpumalanga; A retrospective cohort study
Van Deventer Heidi Is there an association between TB infection and Atopy in Children? A prospective cohort of children 0 – 15 years in Cape Town, South Africa
Van Wyk Susan Tuberculosis Treatment Delay:  Private versus Public case scenario, South Africa


​First Name
Olantunji Effecti​veness and safety of abacavir based therapies for treatment of HIV-infected children: systematic review
Apari Emmanuel Hammer
Uptake of early infant diagnosis of HIV in a primary healthcare facility in Cape Town, South Africa
Chingombe Byrone Acceptability and barriers to uptake of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among female sex workers in Harare, a cross sectional study
Gatei Judy An exploratory study on adherence to exclusive breastfeeding with antiretroviral therapy intervention among HIV-infected mothers in South Africa and Nigeria
Gbabe Oluwatoyin Folashade Treatment of Severe or Progressive Kaposi's Sarcoma in HIV Infected Adults
Ginindza-Ncube Nondumiso Knowledge and awareness of non-occupational HIV post exposure Prohylaxis at Stellenbosch University
Hendricks Lynn Barriers and facilitators to linkage, adherence and retention in care among HIV positive patients: An overview of systematic reviews using mega-aggregation.
Henerico Shimba Drug resistance testing in patients virologically failing first-line antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania
Inwumeh Jennifer Interleukin-2 as an adjunct to antiretroviral therapy for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV infection
Jaffer Shahista Prevalence of non-communicable diseases in adults living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. An Overview of Systematic Reviews
Kabotho Katlego Occupational exposure to HIV among nurses at a major tertiary hospital: Reporting and utilization of post exposure prophylaxis; A cross-sectional study in the Western Cape, South Africa
Katoto Patrick Chimusa Prevalence and Risk Factors of Dyslipidaemia and Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-infected Adults in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Kudzala Aubrey Prevalence and factors associated with neutropenia in HIV subjects on antiretroviral therapy in urban Blantyre, Malawi
Lailulo Yishak Factors associated with antiretroviral treatment failure amongst people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in resource poor settings: A Systematic Review
Lukenze Tamuzi Mobile phone communication for improving uptake of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected pregnant women: review
Maasdorp Elizna Cochrane Systematic Review: Raltegravir for the Treatment of HIV infection in Adults and Children
Magodoro Itai A cross-sectional, facility based study of comorbid non-communicable diseases among adults living with HIV infection in Zimbabwe
Malala Kananga Task shifting from doctors to nurses in the male circumcision program for HIV prevention in Botswana: A retrospective cohort study
Maluleke Kuhlula Determinants of adherence to antiretroviral treatment among human immunodeficiency virus-infected young adults attending care at Letaba Hospital HIV clinic, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Mangunda Tichatonga The association between taking HAART and hypertension
Mbabazi Liz Optimal timing for discontinuation of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prophylaxis in adult patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection.
Moyo Brian Prevalence of unsuppressed viraemia in HIV positive female sex workers on the daily single dose TDF/3TC/EFV tablet for 6 months: PSI-Zimbabwe sex worker cohort
Ndarukwa Victoria Combination antiretroviral treatment use in prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs: 6-week HIV prevalence and relationship to time of antiretroviral treatment initiation and mixed feeding
Nehumba Doreen Comparison of lipid profiles of ART naïve and experienced HIV infected adults
Nel Theodore The anthropometric variables in HIV positive male and female patients in Drakenstein region (Western Cape, South Africa)
Nkongolo Ngoie Prevalence of renal dysfunction at 6- and 12- months after initiation of tenofovir-containing regimen in HIV-infected adults at Themba Lethu Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa
Obike Ude Comparative narrative study of early infant antiretroviral therapy: immunological and virological differences related to timing of initiation
Ogunjale Adeniyi Rilpivirine versus efavirenz for initial therapy in treatment-naive, HIV-1 infected patients – a Cochrane systematic review 
Ojo Anthony Kolawole Effects of interventions to improve linkage to care for newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals: Taking stock of existing systematic reviews
Olorunfemi Stephen Ojo Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of infant feeding among HIV positive mothers in the filter clinics of Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital, Maseru, Lesotho
Pieterse Sonya The effect of disclosure on adherence in HIV positive children in a clinical trial setting:  A retrospective cohort  study
Samupindi Shingirayi Completeness of HIV intervention trial protocols: A systematic survey
Siveregi Amon Are HIV post-partum mothers contraceptive needs met? A descriptive study of contraceptive uptake by women attending public hospitals in Swaziland
Tarumba Casper Morbidity and mortality from malnutrition in HIV-exposed babies enrolled on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme (PMTCT) at a district hospital in Namibia: the role of infant feeding practices
Unangoni Maloiso Chilindi HIV prevalence among pregnant students at a tertiary institution in Botswana during period (2012 - 2016): A cross sectional study​
Van Diemen Natalie HIV Prevalence and Distribution in the Private Sector of Cape Town
Walters Elisabetta Severe manifestations of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-infected  children initiating antiretroviral therapy before 2 years of age
Zunza Moleen Compliance with infant formula feeding of HIV positive women one week following delivery in Khayelitsha, South Africa​

​​Other Infectious Diseases

​First Name

Farzana Nursing students' knowledge, attitude and practices of infection prevention and control guidelines at a tertiary institution in the Western Cape: A cross sectional study
Wasserman Elizabeth High prevalence of mupirocin resistance associated with resistance to other antimicrobials in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from patients in private health care, Western Cape
Dandira Gladys Esther Antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infections between 2014 and 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe
Mdlongwa Innocent Acinetobacter Baumannii pneumonia epidemiology and resistance patterns amongst critically ill adult population at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Botswana, 2011-2016
Reddy Kessendri Trends in hospital-aquired bloodstream infection at a tertiary South African neonatal unit
Musengimana Gentille Temperature variability and occurrence of diarrhoea in children under 5 years in Cape Town metropolitan sub-districts
Husselmann Christalien Evaluating the quality of routine immunisation data in South Africa: a comparative study of health information systems in KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape
Nguweneza Arthemon Mass media interventions to improve uptake of childhood vaccines – a systematic review
Lungeni Lukusa A Systematic Review of the Effects of Interventions to Inform or Educate Caregivers about Childhood Vaccination in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Karimanzira Tichawona To assess the Knowledge, awareness and attitudes regarding HPV vaccination among college-aged women in Maun, Botswana
Chachou Martel Juvet Electronic and Postal reminders for Immunisation coverage in chidren:  A Systematic review and Meta-Analysis
Nwaiwu Akuoma Prevalence of Yellow fever in Africa:  a systematic review
Mapondera Prichard Tawanda An epidemiological study of acute respiratory tract infections in Harare, Zimbabwe
Kruger Irma The impact of cerebrospinal fluid viral analysis on empiric antibiotic use in children admitted to Tygerberg Children's Hospital with suspected meningitis
Effa Emmanuel Review of Azithromycin for treating uncomplicated typhoid and paratyphoid fever:  An updated systematic Review and meta-analysis
Brand Amanda Association of home hygienic practice and diarrhoeal presence in low-cost housing in Cape Town, South Africa 
Swart Oostewalt The role of time delays to definitive surgical management as a risk factor for surgical site infection post appendicectomy at Worcester Hospital
Dekeda Simphiwe Association between gender and HIV risk perception among young STD patients attending Site B Youth Clinic in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa
Ferreira Adel Systematic review: Strategies for partner notification of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV