Barbara Xhosa [Data Coordinator]

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Barbara Xhosa

Barbara Xhosa joined HE2RO in March 2011 as a data capturer and was promoted to a Data Coordinator in 2015. She has a Business Management qualification. She has worked on several projects including the “Death Registry Update”, “Depression Study”, and the Non-communicable Diseases Study”. Her previous work experience includes data capturing, administration as well as PA work.

Projects

  • Low Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms among Stable Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Depression is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. It affects more than 300 million individuals globally and depressive disorders are currently the 4th leading cause of Years Lived with Disability (YLD) in South Africa. People living with HIV are disproportionately affected by mental health disorders and while the lifetime prevalence of depression in the general population of South Africa is estimated as 9.7%, estimates from HIV-infected populations have ranged from 14-62%, with variability 
  • Explore Students’ and Other Stakeholders’ Preferences for Students’ Access to SRH and HIV Services, Including in Schools

    South Africa recently initiated the Integrated School Health Program (ISHP), a progressive program grounded in the School Health Policy and Implementation Guidelines established in 2003. The ISHP includes screening for a range of health services in select schools. There is debate regarding whether to include provision of HIV-related services and SRH services, including contraception, in schools through the ISHP. We aim to explore the preferences of learners, parents and teachers regarding the