Dr Mokhantso Makoae

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
TELEPHONE: 021 466 7854
EMAIL: mmakoae@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Mokhantso Makoae is a research specialist in the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI) research programme. She holds an MA in social research methods at the University of Surrey, and a PhD from the University of Cape Town.

Before joining the HSRC in March 2007, she was a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the National University of Lesotho, where she taught since 1992. She has also worked on the SADC and national vulnerability assessment programmes in Lesotho as well as providing consultancy services for the FAO on HIV/AIDS, land issues and livelihoods. In 1999 she was awarded the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship on globalization, poverty, social exclusion and social capital by the World Bank Institute, Washington.

Her current areas of research interest include: child well-being with focus on the prevention of child maltreatment; the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) use for diagnosis of non-fatal child maltreatment and access to statutory care; family care for chronically ill patients including people living with HIV/AIDS, social protection, vulnerability of women to HIV/AIDS and adolescents reproductive health.

Dr Makoae's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of conference presentations on the impact of HIV/AIDS on livelihoods, gender and household resource management, socialcapital, significance of food and medicine in HIV/AIDS family care; as well as policy documents, including the Vision 2020 for Lesotho, appraisal of the Western Cape Province 2007 Integrated Child Care and Protection Plan. Her most recent work includes a knowledge review and gap analysis on vulnerability and social protection in Lesotho; a situational analysis of services for orphans and other vulnerable children in Lesotho; a qualitative study of South Africa?s situation of the prevention of child maltreatment.

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