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Health Equity in Africa

Dr Wilfred Masebo

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Migration; health development

Wilfred Masebo is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. His work focuses on three projects: Migration and HIV risk and interventions; HIV prevention for young populations and; Estimation of key population sizes in some border sites.

Previously, Wilfred worked as a Research and Training Coordinator for the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation in Malawi, where among others he co-managed a research project on: Perfect storm: Malawi’s emerging extractive industry and the creation of an HIV environment at Kayelekera. He also served as a Visiting Academic Research Scholar at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada where his work focused on migration and HIV. Additionally, he was a Visiting Researcher at Education International in Belgium focusing on Education for All and HIV and AIDS.

Wilfred holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The title of his PhD thesis Circular labour migration networks and HIV in Malawi. He also has a Master of Arts Degree in Labour, Policies and Globalisation from two institutions: the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany.

Before joining HEARD, Wilfred worked for Medicines Sans Frontiers as an Advocacy and Communications Manager in Malawi where among others his work included advocating for more funding for community models of HIV care; health needs of adolescents, prisoners and mobile populations; human resources for health and viral load testing. He also worked in complex humanitarian contexts including during floods and post xenophobic violence. Additionally, he worked as an Adjunct Professor at the African Bible College in Malawi where he supervised five postgraduate students.

His current research interests are in areas of social networks, migration and health development, HIV and AIDS especially focusing on key populations and funding.

Pre-HEARD Publications

Masebo, W., (2013) The Kayelekera uranium mine and economic development in Malawi. Centre for International Governance Innovation. Backgrounder, 53(2) pp 1-8