Mr Adlai Davids

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)41 399 8706
EMAIL: asdavids@hsrc.ac.za

Adlai Davids is Senior Research Manager in the HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB Research Programme. He holds an MSc in Geoinformation Systems from the Faculty of ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands (1996). The title of his MSc dissertation was The potential of GIS in urban crime research : a case study of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Davids is currently pursuing a PhD in the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria.

Before joining the HSRC in October 2002, he was a lecturer in Human Geography and GIS at the former University of Port Elizabeth, which is now part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

His areas of research interest include: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications in public health, education and other social issues. He has also conducted research into a diversity of topics as reflected in his list of publications.

Davids?s publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of journal articles, conference presentations, book chapters and research reports. His most recent publication was with Phaswana-Mafuya et al on Self-reported prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases and associated factors among older adults in South Africa published as Global Health Action 2013, 6: 20936 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.20936.

Recent

What works to achieve good outcomes in HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives: Cote d'Ivoire country report

Since 2001, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Programme on HIV & AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS) and its partners have supported Minis....

What works to achieve good outcomes in HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives: Namibia country report

This report brings together practical examples of workplaces that have made a difference in achieving good outcomes through their HIV and AIDS workpla....

Effective responses to HIV and AIDS at work: A multi-country study in Africa

This report, Effective responses to HIV and AIDS at work: A multi-country study in Africa, is the International Labour Office's answer to requests fro....

The people: living with HIV stigma index: South Africa 2014: summary report

SANAC has acknowledged that stigma and discrimination of PLHIV needs to be addressed. SANAC noted that although there has been tremendous progress mad....

Perceptions of sugar mommy practices in South Africa

The study sought to explore sugar mommy practices regarding their occurrence, acceptability as well as perceived reasons why older women and younger m....

Liquor outlet density, deprivation and implications for foetal alcohol syndrome prevention in the Bergriver municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa

Foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most common preventable birth defect in the world, and some South African communities have amongst the highest re....

HIV self-testing could

South Africa bears the world's largest burden of HIV with over 6.4 million people living with the virus. The South African government's response to HI....

Apho kukho injongo: ibali lika Nosisi

The story of Nosisi, based on a true story.....

Apho kukho injongo: ibali lika Phumla

The story of Phumla, based on a true story.....

Where there is a will: the story of Phumla

The story of Phumla, based on a true story.....

Where there is a will: the story of Berenice

The story of Berenice, based on a true story.....

Where there is a will: the story of Nosisi

The story of Nosisi, based on a true story.....

Waar daar 'n wil is: Nosisi se verhaal

The story of Nosisi, based on a true story.....

Waar daar 'n wil is: Phumla se verhaal

The story of Phumla, based on a true story.....

Waar daar 'n wil is: Berenice se verhaal

The story of Berenice, based on a true story.....

Apho kukho injongo: ibali lika Berenice

The story of Berenice, based on a true story.....

Self-reported prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases and associated factors among older adults in South Africa

Little is known about the prevalence and predictors of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) of older adults in South Africa. This study aims to in....

Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE), Wave 1: South Africa National Report

The Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) is part of a Longitudinal Survey Programme in WHO's Multi-Country Studies unit. The main SAGE surve....

Self-rated health and associated factors among older South Africans: evidence from the study on global ageing and adult health

Background: Population ageing has become significant in South African society, increasing the need to improve understandings of health and well-being ....

Data resource profile: the World Health Organization study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

Population ageing is rapidly becoming a global issue and will have a major impact on health policies and programmes. The World Health Organization's S....

Mid-term qualitative assessment of participants' experiences and perceptions of community dialogues as a way to discuss and affect concurrent sexual partnership practices in Lesotho: an executive summary

The HIV prevalence rate among adults aged 15-49 in Lesotho was estimated at 23.2% in 2008 (Khobotle et al, 2009), making it the third highest in the w....

Community dialogues as a method to discuss and reduce multiple concurrent partnerships in Lesotho: executive summary

HIV prevalence among adults ages 15-9 in Lesotho was estimated at 23.2 percent in 2008, the third highest in the world. That year, an estimated 270,00....

Study of global ageing and adult health (SAGE): South Africa 2007-2008: executive summary

The phenomenon of population ageing has become more significant in South African society during recent decades, with the cohort aged 50 years or older....

Report on HIV risk factors among infants in the Joe Gqabi health district of the eastern Cape province

The risk factors associated with non-vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS have not been identified conclusively, and further empirical research is needed....

Are we turning the tide on HIV/AIDS?: the social, political and economic landscape of HIV prevention and response in sub-Saharan Africa: 6th SAHARA conference 2011 report

The conference addressed a critical question: "Are we turning the tide on HIV and AIDS? The social, political and economic landscape of HIV/AIDS". A r....

Drinking and driving and other risk taking behaviours among university students in South Africa

This study assesses the relationship between drinking and driving and other risk taking behaviours among university students in Limpopo, South Africa ....

Patient satisfaction with primary health care services in a selected district municipality of the Eastern Cape of South Africa

Traditionally, decisions about health services were made on the basis of health-provider and health authorities' views on what is in the best interest....

Patients' perceptions of primary health care services in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Seeking to understand patient perspectives is an important step in the efforts to improve the quality of health care. The purpose of this study was to....

Lay counsellors' experiences of delivering HIV counselling services in public health facilities in a Eastern Cape province district of South Africa

The study examined experiences of lay counsellors who provide HIV counselling services to identify potential HIV counselling needs. Qualitative and qu....

Pre- and post-intervention assessment of a PMTCT-programme-strenghtening initiative in a rural area of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The research assesses prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-HIV (PMTCT) services following implementation of programme-strengthening activitie....

Factors associated with female high-risk drinking in a rural and urban South African site

Objective. To assess and compare the extent of high-risk drinking and factors associated with high-risk drinking in the adult female population of a r....

Routine HIV testing: what it means for rights to healthcare

Will the impact of routine HIV testing, which forms part of the government?s national HIV counselling and testing campaign, lead to resource constrain....

The use of EUROPEP in South Africa: an internationally standardised instrument to evaluate general practice

The study examined the psychometric properties of the South African (isiXhosa) version of the European Task Force for Patient Evaluation of General Pr....

Predictors of risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies among women in an urban and a rural area of South Africa

The study sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of being at risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) among women of child-bearing age in....

Patient satisfaction survey: Kouga sub district

The objective of this study was to conduct a patient satisfaction survey in 12 selected facilities in Kouga Sub District. Facilities were selected fr....

Monitoring trends in public spending on agriculture: the case of Malawi

This report presents the results of studies that explore trends in the magnitude, share and compositions of public spending on the agriculture sector ....

Intimate partner violence and HIV risk among women in primary health care delivery services in a South African setting

The aim of this study is to investigate intimate partner violence and HIV risk among antenatal care attendees at primary health care facilities in a S....

Baseline patient satisfaction survey in 266 clinics located in three health districts of the Eastern Cape: Amathole, OR Tambo and Chris Hani

Background: The Eastern Cape Department of Health commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct Patient Satisfaction survey in or....

Optimising the implementation of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme in Makana Local Service Area (LSA) of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: report on rapid baseline assessment

A rapid assessment of the PMTCT programme in the 21 PMTCT sites in the Makana sub-district was done. This report highlights the baseline assessment f....

Impact of the national drug policy on pharmaceuticals in two provinces in South Africa

Provincial baseline surveys on NDP were carried out between 1996 and 1998 in eight of South Africa's nine provinces. These Surveys were conducted to e....

The application of GIS and web mapping in injury surveillance

This paper discusses the application of GIS and web mapping in injury surveillance.....

Community member perceptions of influences on teenage pregnancies

This exploratory qualitative study aimed to provide insight into the factors contributing to the high prevalence rate of teenage pregnancy in South Af....