The impact of medical pluralism on the cascade of care for people living with HIV/AIDS in rural South Africa


  • Dr Mosa Moshabela

    University of KwaZulu-Natal

Project summary

Mosa is a clinical specialist in family medicine and primary health care, and a health systems and policy researcher, with a focus on HIV care and services in resource-poor settings. His Fellowship is a continuation of his doctoral research, which suggested that the use of multiple sources of health care, or medical pluralism, results in delayed access to care among HIV patients in rural settings. Mosa hopes to link community surveillance with HIV clinic data at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies to test this hypothesis prospectively using longitudinal surveillance data methods. If true, then reorientation of health services may be necessary.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.