Prof Mosa Moshabela

Deputy-Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr. Mosa Moshabela currently holds the position of Associate Professor and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He was, until December 2020, Dean in the School of Nursing and Public Health at UKZN.  Dr. Moshabela is a chief medical specialist, having trained as a medical practitioner (MBChB), and specialized in Family Medicine and Primary Health Care (M Fam. Med). He further completed a Masters in Demography and Health (MSc), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Public Health, with a specific focus on health systems and policy research. He completed at present, a board member and a Welcome Trust Research Fellow at the Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa.  His research portfolio in implementation science and health systems research cuts across multiple disciplines, and involves the design, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions in public healthcare services and programs, and seeks to improve access, quality and equity in healthcare, in ways appropriate for resource-poor settings in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently leading a team to establish a new research institute focused on research for societal impact, the Institute of People-centred Health, and is the lead of the Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST) Center in South Africa. He is the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health in the Academy of Science of South Africa, and chairperson of a sub-committee to evaluate and report on the national Health sector response to COVID-19 in South Africa. Internationally, Dr. Moshabela was a member (2018-2020) of the Lancet Commission on Synergies between Health Promotion, Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security, and US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine commission member on Human Resources for Health in Rwanda (2018-2020) and the Global Roadmap towards Healthy Longevity (2019-2021) commissions.

All Sessions by Prof Mosa Moshabela

11:00 - 12:30
Main Hall, Old Wing

Plenary: Track 6: Transforming Health in Africa through Digital Innovation

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13:30 - 15:00
Main Auditorium, Kenneth Kaunda Wing

Parallel Session: Track 8A: Diagnostics: Challenges and opportunities of adoption of newer technologies

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