Research Activities

Current areas of research include:

  • Cohort studies of HIV treatment, evaluating individual treatment projects, provincial and national programs, and the co-hosting of a regional data centre for collaborative HIV cohort research in Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA), and a global data centre for paediatric HIV treatment cohorts (CIPHER)
  • Population-level surveillance of infectious disease interventions in the Western Cape Province
  • Novel service delivery approaches to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, and the identification of gaps in PMTCT services and optimal strategies to minimise these gaps
  • Health systems research projects including evaluating models of care for HIV service delivery, models of HIV/TB service integration, and issues around task shifting and the use of lay health workers to support infectious diseases services.
  • Mathematical modeling of HIV, TB, HPV and other infectious diseases and their prevention and treatment
  • Context-appropriate information systems to monitor HIV, TB and PMTCT service delivery
  • Collaboration on birth cohort studies