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Dr Maylene Shung King

Maylene Shung King

Assoc Professor Maylene Shung King

Dept. of Public Health & Family Medicine
TitleAssoc Professor
NameMaylene Shung King
Work Telephone021 406 6580
Primary Email
DepartmentDept. of Public Health & Family Medicine
Other AffiliationsHealth Policy and Systems


Maylene Shung King is a medical doctor, with further training in public health.

Her special interest is the child health and her recent child health policy and research focus has been on school health and the furtherance of the National Integrated School Health Programme goals. She is also integrally involved in a partnership to develop leadership capacity in the Western Cape province.

She is the convenor of : the Oliver Tambo Fellowship programme, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management; the Leadership Module of the Postgraduate Diploma in Community Paediatrics and Child Health; and she teaches on the Health Policy and Planning module of the Master in Public Health programme

Saitowitz, R., Shung King , M., Huseey, G., Schloss, I., Huskisson, J., Hendricks, M., Reay, G., & Irlam, J. (2016). Vitamin A Deficiency. Cape Town: University of Cape Town.

Shung-King, M., Orgill, M., & Slemming, W. (2014). School health in South Africa: Reflections of the Past and prospects for the new Integrated School Health Policy. (pp. 0-0). Durban: Health Systems Trust.

Shung-King, M., Orgill, M., & Slemming, W. (2014). School Health in South Africa: Reflections on the past and prospects for the new Integrated School Health Policy. In Paradath, A., & English, R. (Eds.), South African Health Review (pp. 59-71). Durban: Health Systems Trust.

Westwood, A., Shung King , M., & Lake, L. (2010). Basic health care services for children. In Kibel, M., Lake, L., Pendlebury, S., & Smith, C. (Eds.), (pp. 0-0). .

Shung King , M., Proudlock, P., & Michelson, L. (2008). From fieldwork to facts to firearms control: research and advocacy towards stricter firearms legislation in South Africa. (pp. 0-0). New York: Oxford University Press Inc.

Children's Institute, . (2006). South African Child Gauge 2006. Cape Town: University of Cape Town.

Shung King , M., Mhlanga, R. E., & de Pinho, H. (2006). The context of maternal and child health. In Ijumba, P., & Padarath, A. (Eds.), South African Health ReviewSouth African Health ReviewSSouth African Health Review (pp. 107-126). Durban: Health Systems Trust.

Children's Institute, . (2005). South African Child Gauge 2005. Cape Town: University of Cape Town.

Shung King , M., Kaime, T., Michelson, L., Proudlock, P., & Poanne, A. (2004). Children's right to health. In Streak, J., & Coetzee, E. (Eds.), (pp. 0-0). Idasa.

Shung King , M., Abrahams, E., Giese, S., Guthrie, T., Hussey, G., Irlam, J., Jacobs, M., & Proudlock, P. (2000). Child Health. In Ntuli, A., Crisp, N., Clarke, E., & Barron, P. (Eds.), (pp. 0-0). Durban: Health Systems Trust.

Engel, M. E., Haileamlak, A., Zuhlke, L., Lemmer, C. E., Nkepu, S., Van de Wall, M., Daniel, W., Shung-King, M., & Mayosi, B. (2015). Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease in 4720 asymptomatic scholars in South Africa and Ethiopia. Heart, 101(17), 1389-1394. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307444. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307444

Jacob, R. A., Moyo, T., Schomaker, M. F., Abrahams, F., Pujol, B. G., & Dorfman, J. R. (2015). Anti-V3/Glycan and anti-MPER neutralizing antibodies, but not anti-V2/Glycan site antibodies, are strongly associated with greater anti-HIV-1 neutralization breadth and potency. Journal of Virology, 89(10), 5264-5275.

Surender, R., Van Niekerk, R., Hannah, B., Allan, L., & Shung-King, M. (2015). The drive for universal healthcare in South Africa: views from private general practitioners. Health Policy and Planning, 30(6), 759-767.

Young, T., Wiysonge, C. S., Schoonees, A., Shung-King, M., Uauy, R., & Kain, J. (2014). Interventions for preventing obesity in children: A growing dilemma for public health interventions and research alike. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3), 675-678.

Shung-King, M. (2013). From 'stepchild of primary healthcare' to priority programme: Lessons for the implementation of the National Integrated School Health Policy in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 103, 895-898. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.7550. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.7550

Shung-King, M. (2013). Stepchild of primary healthcare to priority programme: lessons for the implementation of the national integrated school health policy in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 103, 895-898.

Shung-King, M. (2012). Why child health policies in post-Apartheid South Africa had not performed as intended: The case of School Health Policy. Oxford University, 0.

Shung-King, M. a. y. l. e. n. e. (2012). The dilemnas of co-payments and moral hazard in the context of an NHI. Health Systems Trust, Co-working paper.

Grandin, E., Westwood, A., Lagerdien, K., & Shung King , M. (2006). Deaths at Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, 1999-2003. South African Medical Journal, 96(9), 964-968.

Mathambo, V., & Shung King , M. (2001). Primary level after-hourshealth services for children: a look at the Western Cape Metropolitan region. South African Medical Journal, 91(6), 486-488.

Schloss, I., Reay, G., Huskisson, J., Charlton, K., Saitowitz, R., Hendricks, M., Shung-King, M., Irlam, J., Hussey, G., & Ernstzen, K. (2001). Vitamin A brochure improves the knowledge of Primary Health Care (PHC) workers in South Africa. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 45, 1-636.

Braa, J., Heywood, A., & Shung King , M. (1997). District level information systems: Two cases from South Africa. Methods of Information in Medicine, 36(2), 115-121.

London, L., Hoffman, M., Shung King , M., Midgley, A., Myers, J., de Pinho, H., Cooper, D., Morar, R., Makan, B., Mohamed, H., Rother, A., Reagon, G., & Sayed, R. (1997). Ethics of research involving vulnerable groups. South African Medical Journal, 87(12), 1667-1668.

Shung-King, M., & White, N. (1997). The influence of the full blood count on medical in-patient management. South African Medical Journal, 87, 738-741.

Wigton, A., Adams, C., & Shung-King, M. (1997). Child mental handicap: Related policies in the new South Africa. Southern African Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 9, 44-56. doi:10.1080/16826108.1997.9632490. Full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16826108.1997.9632490