Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Dr Phiwe Nota

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Health Systems Strengthening

Phiwe 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

George, G. Nota, P. Strauss, M. Lansdell, E. Peters, R. Brysiewicz, P. Nadesan-Reddy, N. Wassenaar, D. 2023. Examining the uptake of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses among healthcare workers in South Africa: A mixed-methods study. PLOS Global Public Health, 3:11.

George, G. Nota, P. Strauss, M. Lansdell, E. Peters, R. Brysiewicz, P. Nadesan-Reddy, N. Wassenaar, D. 2023. Examining healthcare worker willingness to promote COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa: the importance of a clear evidence base. South African Health Review, 25.

George, G. Nota, P. Strauss, M. Lansdell, E. Peters, R. Brysiewicz, P. Nadesan‐Reddy, N, Wassenaar, D. 2023. Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in South Africa. Vaccines, 11, 414.

Research Brief

George, Gavin, Phiwe Babalo Nota, Michael Strauss, Emma Lansdell, Remco Peters, Petra Brysiewicz, Nisha Nadesan-Reddy, and Douglas Wassenaar. Examining Healthcare Workers' Willingness to Promote COVID- 19 Vaccines in South Africa. Issue Brief 2 (May 2023). HEARD, DRILL and FDP.

George, Gavin, Phiwe Babalo Nota, Michael Strauss, Emma Lansdell, Remco Peters, Petra Brysiewicz, Nisha Nadesan-Reddy, and Douglas Wassenaar. Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in South Africa. Issue Brief (May 2023). HEARD, DRILL and FPD