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MOSA MOSHABELA

MOSA MOSHABELA

MOSA MOSHABELA

Prof. Mosa Moshabela currently holds the position of Associate Professor and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He was, until December 2020, Dean in the School of Nursing and Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a chief medical specialist, having trained as a medical practitioner (MBChB), and specialized in Family Medicine and Primary Health Care (M Fam. Med).

He further completed a Masters in Demography and Health (MSc), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Public Health, with a specific focus on health systems and policy research. His research portfolio in implementation science and health systems research cuts across multiple disciplines, and involves the design, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions in public healthcare services and programs, and seeks to improve access, quality and equity in healthcare, in ways appropriate for resource-poor settings in sub-Saharan Africa.

He was the convener of the Covid- 19 response team at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and is an advisor to the Department of Health. Prof Moshabela is the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health in the Academy of Science of South Africa, and chairperson of a committee to evaluate the national health sector response to Covid-19 in South Africa. Internationally, he was a member (2018-2020) of the Lancet Commission on Synergies between Health Promotion, Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security, and US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine commission member on Human Resources for Health in Rwanda (2018-2020) and the Global Roadmap towards Healthy Longevity (2019-2021) commissions

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