Mr Joshua Murphy joined HE2RO in October 2015 on the Evaluation of National Adherence Guidelines in South Africa. He is a behavioural scientist with over 10 years’ experience in public health programme implementation as well as quantitative and qualitative research. He holds a BA in Psychology from Tufts University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in the US. In 2019, Josh was awarded an NIH Fogarty Global Health Training Fellowship. His work will focus on understanding HIV patients’ clinic mobility through the use of routine data and record-linkage procedures.
Prior to joining HE2RO Josh worked for the Anova Health Institute as Strategic Information Manager. There he conducted operational research, support of TIER.Net in public-sector health facilities and novel data visualisation towards strengthening the South African Health System, winning Best Research Poster at the 2015 SA AIDS Conference in Durban. Josh has substantial experience writing successful awards for large PEPFAR-USAID grants. He has also worked on a pre-exposure prophylaxis clinical trial with Family Health International in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania with a focus on adherence counselling and qualitative research from 2007-2009.
Josh has co-authored peer-reviewed articles in Tropical Medicine & International Health, Journal of the International AIDS Society, PloS One, Globalization and Health and the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, music and personal growth.
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The leader-board provides visualisation of facility ranking by national, provincial and district levels. The desired outcome is recognise and motivate the teams of healthcare workers in facilities striving to reach the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for December 2020, more so in this difficult time of COVID-19. This effort funded by PEFPAR through USAID, is led by the South African Department of Health an the Operation Phuthuma team.