Dr Sizulu Moyo

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)21 466 8019
EMAIL: smoyo@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Sizulu Moyo (MBChB, MPH, PhD) is a Research Director in the HIV/AIDS, STI and TB (HAST) programme. She holds an MBCHB, an MPH (epidemiology), a post graduate certificate in Clinical Research Administration, and a PhD in Paediatrics and Child health in the field of tuberculosis (TB). She has extensive experience in public health research. Her work has mainly focused in the area of TB where she has successfully participated in numerous TB research projects leading multi-disciplinary teams and working with local, national and international stakeholders and collaborators. She also has experience in health systems and programmatic research.

Before joining the HSRC in 2014, she was an epidemiologist focusing on drug-resistant TB. She has also worked in the area of TB vaccine trials prior to which she was a practicing clinician. Her research interests include: tuberculosis, with a special interest in TB case finding, the epidemiology of drug-resistant TB and health systems research.

Since joining the HSRC Dr Moyo has participated in and made contributions to the HIV research projects in the HAST programme. Dr Moyo's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of journal articles, conference presentations and research reports on TB and HIV.

Recent

National South African HIV prevalence estimates robust despite substantial test non-participation

South African (SA) national HIV seroprevalence estimates are of crucial policy relevance in the country, and for the worldwide HIV response. However, ....

Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey

In South Africa, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic disease as a result of advances in HIV treatment and prevention in the last three decades. Thi....

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 ....

Accelerating tuberculosis control: addressing the structural drivers of the disease in South Africa

Although efforts to address the burden of tuberculosis (TB) have yielded notable progress, the disease remains a major health problem in South Africa ....

Programmatic treatment outcomes in HIV-infected and uninfected drug-resistant TB patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa

South Africa has high burdens of HIV, TB and drug-resistant TB (DR-TB, rifampicin-resistance). Treatment outcome data for HIV-infected versus uninfect....

Drug-resistant TB treatment: concerns over absconding patients

A study in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape illustrated the difficulty of retaining patients on drug-resistant TB treatment, a tendency that poses a si....

Loss from treatment for drug resistant tuberculosis: risk factors and patient outcomes in a community-based program in Khayelitsha, South Africa

A community based drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) program has been incrementally implemented in Khayelitsha, a high HIV and TB burden community in....

A review of TB in children and adolescents in South Africa 2008-2012

Previous studies have shown that the burden of TB disease in South Africa may mirror the high burden of the adult epidemic, although systematic report....

Predictors of knowledge about tuberculosis: results from SANHANES I, a national, cross-sectional household survey in South Africa

South Africa is one of the 22 high tuberculosis burden countries that contribute 80 % of the global tuberculosis cases. Tuberculosis is infectious and....

New insights into HIV epidemic in South Africa: key findings from the National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey, 2012

This article presents key findings from the 2012 HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour survey conducted in South Africa and explores trends in the H....

Age-disparate sex and HIV risk for young women from 2002 to 2012 in South Africa

Age-disparate sex has long been considered a factor that increases HIV risk for young women in South Africa. However, recent studies from specific reg....