Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Dr Phiwe Nota

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Health Systems Strengthening

Dr Phiwe Nota is a post-doctoral research fellow, currently working on a health systems strengthening project that provides support to the South African Government to reduce HIV infections in learners by assisting the Department of Basic Education to implement high quality, evidence-informed sexuality and HIV prevention education programs.

She holds a PhD in Media and Cultural studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her thesis explored the integration of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in sexual and reproductive healthcare services for young women in South Africa. The study presented findings on the need for a contextualised and culture-centred approach to primary healthcare to enable the integration of oral PrEP as part of sexual and reproductive health care for young women at high risk of HIV

Research outputs

Journal article

Nota, P., Govender, E. and Vukapi, Y. (2020) “Male-supported, female-initiated”: Exploring a cultural message for communicating around new HIV prevention technologies for women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, 39(1), 1-15.