Nozipho Musakwa [Researcher - Epidemiology]

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Nozipho Musakwa

Nozipho O. Musakwa is a researcher (epidemiology) in the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office of the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a BSc degree in Nutrition (UZ), a BSc (Honours) in Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics from UCT and an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to joining HE2RO, Nozipho has previously worked as a nutritionist/dietician in Zimbabwe and South Africa specialising in managing malnutrition, infant and young child feeding, nutrition education and critical care for patients in ICU.

Ms Musakwa’s research has been in nutrition in children, maternal and infant characteristics, knowledge and perception of HIV & TB vulnerability in adolescents and young adults, and TB service delivery.  She is an African Leadership in Nutrition alumni and her research interests lie in child development, maternal, social and health equity for vulnerable populations.