Early Career Fellowship - Antimicrobial Research at Warwick
To find out more please go to: Warwick AMR - Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre
PhD Research: health policy and health systems strengthening in rural South Africa
Here you will find information about my PhD research at the Health Science Unit at Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, in collaboration with the Centre for Health Policy at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) (2012-2016).
(Content is up-to-date as of 3rd Febraury 2017).
My research interests include Global Public Health, International Health Policy and e/mHealth. I am particularly interested in digital and networked medical technologies for use in developing countries.
I undertook my fieldwork at the Agincourt, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit in north east South Africa.
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Project title: The Vutivi Health Technology Study
Health care system design and the integration of information and medical technologies for chronic conditions in primary health care settings in rural South Africa: a critical analysis.
Journey to clinics
Photo source: Agincourt website
Posted October 2013
I am having XiTsonga lessons (language of the Shangaan tribe). I am trying to greet the patients in the mornings at the clinics in their local language which causes great laughter. I have now learnt how to say "Why are you laughing at me?" which causes further amusement. Now that the African rains have started, the roads are plagued with potholes the size of craters, the mango trees are laden with fruit, the mosquitoes are rife and the power cuts are daily!
Please see a video to understand how mobile phones can be used and integrated within a health system to support health professionals and essentially help pateints get the care they deserve: