Dr Jeremiah Chikovore

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)31 252 5532
EMAIL: jchikovore@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Jeremiah Chikovore is a senior research specialist in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB research programme. He holds an MPh at the University of Umea in Sweden and obtained a PhD in Public Health from the same university in 2004.

Before joining the HSRC in October 2008, he was Lecturer in Behavioural and Community Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe.

His areas of research interest include: gender and health with special emphasis on sexual and reproductive health as well as TB control. He is also interested in adolescent and youth health matters, and HIV/AIDS.

Dr Chikovore's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of more than ten conference presentations and eight journal articles and book chapters. His most recent work, published in the African Sociological Review, investigated the impact of changing socio-economic factors on adolescents sexual and reproductive health and well-being within family settings.

Recent

The health of educators in public schools in South Africa 2016

The provision of good quality education in public sector schools in South Africa is intrinsically linked to the health, wellbeing and productivity of ....

'For a mere cough, men must just chew Conjex, gain strength, and continue working': the provider construction and tuberculosis care-seeking implications in Blantyre, Malawi

Delay by men in seeking healthcare results in their higher mortality while on HIV or tuberculosis (TB) treatment and contributes to ongoing community-....

Treatment-seeking for tuberculosis-suggestive symptoms: a reflection on the role of Human Agency in the context of universal health coverage in Malawi

Tuberculosis (TB) is highly infectious and one of the leading killers globally. Several studies from sub-Saharan Africa highlight health systems chall....

Control, struggle, and emergent masculinities: a qualitative study of men's care-seeking determinants for chronic cough and tuberculosis symptoms in Blantyre, Malawi

Men's healthcare-seeking delay results in higher mortality while on HIV or tuberculosis (TB) treatment, and implies contribution to ongoing community-....

Art and the sacred practitioner among the Zimbabwe Tonga: an analysis of the symbolic interaction

This chapter explains the key concepts and background as well as the four key roles among Zimbabwean Tonga religious practitioners. The identify and ....

"How can I gain skills if I don't practice?": the dynamics of prohibitive silence against pre-marital pregnancy and sex in Zimbabwe

Young people face sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems including Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (A....

Father involvement in young children's care and education in southern Africa

Conceptualizing father presence or absence in discreet terms masks the fluidity of men's involvement with children. It is necessary, in the case of Af....

Children's learning in the diverse sociocultural context of South Africa

Children develop in several interlocking systems in the context of their family, and within the interaction of such settings as home, school, and chur....

Fatherhood and families

In this chapter, we examine fathers and father figures, and their changing roles in different cultural contexts; we draw attention to the notion of so....

Independent assessment of the implementation of the programme of action (POA) of the international conference on population and development (ICPD)

According to the terms of reference, the main objective of this independent assessment was to add value to the country-level reviews by providing crit....

Abortion & contraceptive use: sites of struggle for African men

In examining men's perspectives of contraceptive use and abortion, JEREMIAH CHIKOVORE identifies contradictions and multiplicities within gender rela....

The status of fatherhood and fathering in South Africa

Having an involved father at home can make a big difference in the life of a young child. For one thing, the household with a father in residence is ....

Men & morality: a new HSRC-led research collaborative

What does it take to be a 'good man'? Men throughout the world are frequently subjected to negative representation. In the South African context this ....

Chronic cough and its association with TB-HIV co-infection: factors affecting help-seeking behaviour in Harare, Zimbabwe

Objective: To qualitatively investigate reasons why individuals who reported chronic cough of 2 weeks or more in a cross-sectional prevalence survey h....

HIV/AIDS and sexuality: concerns of youths in rural Zimbabwe

Concerns regarding HIV and AIDS were elicited from 546 school youths (51% female, age range 9-25 years) in a Zimbabwean rural district, through a self....

Men, masculinity, and engagement with treatment as prevention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Men's poorer engagement with healthcare generally and HIV care specifically, compared to women, is well-described. Within the HIV public health domain....

Community perceptions of repeat HIV-testing: experiences of the ANRS 12249 treatment as prevention trial in rural South Africa

In the context of the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention (TasP) trial, we investigated perceptions of regular and repeat HIV-testing in rural KwaZulu-....