Dr Musa Mabaso

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)31 242 5608
EMAIL: mmabaso@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Musawenkosi Mabaso is a Senior Research Specialist in the in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) programme. He holds an MSc in Medical Parasitology from the University of Natal, and obtained a PHD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Before joining the HSRC in April 2010, he was a specialist scientist at the South African Medical Research Council, where he worked for more than five years as an epidemiologist in the malaria research programme.

His areas of research interest include: infectious disease epidemiology and control, application of spatial-temporal models and geographic information systems (GIS) for disease mapping, climate change and human health. His other interests include HIV co-infections with TB, malaria and other neglected tropical diseases.

Dr Mabaso?s publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of several articles in peer reviewed journals, conference papers and research reports.

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 ....

Helminthiasis: a systematic review of the immune interactions present in individuals coinfected with HIV and/or tuberculosis

Helminth infections are highly endemic in parts of the world where the two killer epidemics caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) and the human ....

HIV knowledge, attitudes and behaviours: the situation at technical, vocational education and training (TVET) colleges

The HSRC 2012 population-based survey of national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour reported that there were approximately 469 000 new HIV infe....

Millennium Development Goal 6: combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 2015

The Millenium Development Goal 6 of combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, inlcuding TB, has targets and indicators and this ch....

Millennium Development Goal 2: achieve universal primary education 2015

The Millennium Development Goal 2 to achieve universal primary education has one target, which is to ensure that by 2015 children everywhere, boys and....

Millennium Development Goal 3: promote gender equality and empower women 2015

Great strides have been made in ensuring gender parity in the educational context. However targets related to the equalization of employment opportun....

Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality 2015

This report provides measures and the status of and progress towards addressing country-specific challenges and concerns and leading causes of child m....

Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal health 2015

This report assesses South Africa's progress towards achieving MDG 5, namely to improve maternal health as outlined in the millennium declaration. It....

Intimate partner violence as a factor associated with risky sexual behaviours and alcohol misuse amongst men in South Africa

Globally intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem that can be perpetrated by both males and females, although males are more likely ....

Predictive power of psychometric assessments to identify young learners in need of early intervention: data from the Birth to Twenty Plus Cohort, South Africa

The use of psychometric assessments during early childhood to predict children's later outcomes is vital for early intervention. This study evaluates ....

HIV and AIDS related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students and staff at South African technical and vocational education and training colleges in South Africa, 2014

The first-ever study on HIV and AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students and staff at South Africa's technical and vocational educ....

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....

Early sexual debut: voluntary or coerced?: evidence from longitudinal data in South Africa: the Birth to Twenty Plus study

Early sexual debut, voluntary or coerced, increases risks to sexual and reproductive health. Sexual coercion is increasingly receiving attention as a....

The South African Marang men's project

To date, there is a dearth of surveillance data on the prevalence of HIV and associated risk behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) in South....

Proliferative capacity and cytokine production by cells of HIV-infected and uninfected adults with different helminth infection phenotypes in South Africa

It has been suggested that the proliferative capacity of cells from individuals with HIV or both HIV and helminth infections is attenuated and cytokin....

Perceptions about the acceptability and prevalence of HIV testing and factors influencing them in different communities in South Africa

HIV counselling and testing (HCT) is considered important because it is an entry point to a comprehensive continuum of care for HIV/AIDS. The South A....

Sexual orientation and disclosure: coming out narratives by young men and women in urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The purpose of this study is to understanding the process and experiences of coming out among young men and women in an urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal....

The neglected triple disease burden and interaction of helminths, HIV and tuberculosis: an opportunity for integrated action in South Africa

The convergent distribution of HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly helminthiasis, in sub-Saharan Africa has been described a....

Overview of maternal, neonatal and child deaths in South Africa: challenges, opportunities, progress and future prospects

The fact that most sub-Saharan Africa countries including South Africa (SA) are not on track to meet the 2015 target of improving maternal, neonate an....

Impact of climate change and climate variability on the occurrence of extreme climate events: opportunities for social sciences research in southern Africa

A growing sense of urgency has brought the problem of climate change and variability high up on the research agenda of natural sciences. Despite socia....

Impact of national HIV and AIDS communication campaigns in South Africa to reduce HIV risk behaviour

In South Africa social and behavioural communication interventions are a critical component of HIV/AIDS prevention, and numerous communication campai....

Critical review of research literature on climate-driven malaria epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa

Objectives: To obtain a better understanding of existing research evidence towards the development of climate-driven malaria early warning systems (ME....

Can deworming delay immunosuppression in HIV?

In sub-Saharan Africa, co-infection with HIV-1 and helminths is very common, affecting the natural history and disease progression of both. However, t....

Status of medical parasitology in South Africa: new challenges and missed opportunities

In South Africa medical parasitology is neglected due to a shift in funding priorities to focus on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Evidence suggests th....

Relationship between obesity and blood pressure in school-going adolescents in the Limpopo province of South Africa

Hypertension and obesity are increasingly becoming a common problem among adolescents in South Africa. The aim of this study is to assess the relation....

Association of body weight and physical activity with blood pressure in a rural population in the Dikgale village of Limpopo province in South Africa

Africa is faced with an increasing burden of hypertension attributed mainly to physical inactivity and obesity. Paucity of population based evidence i....

The influence of different helminth infection phenotypes on immune responses against HIV in co-infected adults in South Africa

The convergent distribution of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and helminth infections has led to the suggestion that infection with helminths ....

Double trouble for couch potatoes: high blood pressure in a rural population in South Africa

Africa is faced with an increasing burden of hypertension, but a paucity of population-based evidence hinders effective preventive and control strateg....

Millennium Development Goals: country report 2015

This is the sixth and final Millennium Development Goals report (MDGR), since the adoption of the MDGs in 2000, and it reflects on the achievements ma....

Risk behaviour of HIV positive individuals who are aware of their serostatus: evidence from the 2012 HIV Population-based Household Survey in South Africa

HIV positive people are the main source of new infections, which occur mainly through risk behaviours with a high-risk partner. Awareness of HIV statu....

Change in health-related quality of life among pulmonary tuberculosis patients at primary health care settings in South Africa: a prospective cohort study

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health challenge in South Africa. However, little attention is paid to the impact of health related....

HIV risk perception and behavior among medically and traditionally circumcised males in South Africa

In South Africa, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has recently been implemented as a strategy for reducing the risk of heterosexual HIV acqu....

Gender power inequalities in the context of HIV/AIDS among South African Indians in an urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A lot of studies on gender power dynamics in relation to HIV in South Africa focus on the high risk African Black population, and little attention has....

The interaction between HIV and intestinal Helminth parasites coinfection with nutrition among adults in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

In South Africa few studies have examined the effects of the overlap of HIV and helminth infections on nutritional status. This cross-sectional study ....

Trends in HIV testing and associated factors among men in South Africa: evidence from 2005, 2008 and 2012 national population-based household surveys

In Sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa, uptake of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing among men remains a major challenge. Fe....