Nomathemba Chandiwana

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Nomathemba Chandiwana
Director: HIV Treatment Research

Dr Nomathemba Chandiwana is the Director and Principal Scientist at Ezintsha Research Centre. She is a medical doctor with extensive experience in conducting large-scale HIV clinical trials in Africa. In addition to MBBCh, Medicine (University of the Witwatersrand), Dr Chandiwana has background and qualification in Bachelor of Science (BS), Behavioural Neuroscience (Northeast University), Master of Public Health (MPH), Epidemiology and Biostatistics (University of the Witwatersrand), Higher diploma in sexual health and HIV management, Reproductive health and HIV (Colleges of Medicine South Africa) and Certificate in Global Health Delivery, Global Health (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).

More about Nomathemba Chandiwana

Her research is focused on investigating better, safer, and cost-effective antiretroviral treatment options for people with HIV, particularly among women who represent the majority of people with HIV in Africa.

Dr Nomathemba provides strategic oversight and technical direction in the implementation of the following programmes:

  • Through the experience gained from HIV, she is one of a team of South African colleagues who are investigating effective and accessible therapeutics for COVID-19 patients, as well as the evolving problem of long-COVID.
  • Other recent work has been on research and advocacy into health concerns beyond HIV such as obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea and with HIV.
  • She is a published local and international speaker. She is currently a Wits PhD candidate and is the principal investigator on several research projects.
  • She is a member of several committees, amongst others like the Africa Telehealth Collaboration Steering Committee.