Dr Ebrahim Hoosain

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)41 399 8704
EMAIL: ehoosain@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Ebrahim Hoosain is a Chief Research Manager in the SAHARA Unit of the HIV/AIDS, STI?s and TB (HAST) Programme. He holds a BSc Degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a B Med Sci Degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (previously the University of Durban-Westville), an MPH Degree from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a MBChB Degree from the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) (Date: 1991) and a Diploma in Child Health (DCH [SA]) from the College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA).

Before joining the HSRC on 01 April 2011, he was Director of Primary Health Care Services at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality for 16 years, including a 2 ? year stint as Executive Director for Health. He has also worked in Cape Town in private practice for 3 years and spent 1 year in hospital practice at Chris Hani Baragwanath and Livingstone Hospitals.

His areas of research interest include: TB/HIV Control - with special emphasis on adherence interventions for TB/HIV treatment, health system strengthening relating to primary health care and the implementation of national health insurance in South Africa.

Dr Hoosain's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of 1 conference poster and 5 journal articles. His most recent work, published in INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 15(3):344?351, investigated ?inhA promoter mutations: a gateway to extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa??

Recent

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....

The South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2012: SANHANES-1: the health and nutritional status of the nation

South Africa is undergoing a process of epidemiological transition from infectious to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). While the burden of infectious....

Emergence and spread of extensively and totally drug-resistant tuberculosis, South Africa

Factors driving the increase in drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, are not understood. A convenience sample ....

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 ....

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....

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....

Factors contributing to patients' satisfaction with public health services in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

A cross-sectional study was carried out among patients to assess the factor structure of their satisfaction with Primary Health Care (PHC) services. U....