PhD (Candidate), Master of Medicine in Public Health Medicine (University of Cape Town), Fellowship in Public Health Medicine (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa), MBChB (University of Cape Town)
Dr. Sikhumbuzo Mabunda is a South African Public Health Medicine specialist a final year Ph.D. candidate at UNSW Medicine and a research associate at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) School of Population Health. His Ph.D. is focused on improving an understanding of how African governments have designed and implemented health professional training policies aimed at improving the provision of better care to underserved populations in selected Southern African countries. He has more than 10 years of research experience in African Health systems. He is an experienced manager in South Africa’s public health sector who is currently serving as a member of the Mpumalanga provincial Premier’s Advisory Committee on health. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and Public Health Medicine (MMED Public Health) degrees at the University of Cape Town. His passion is human resources for health and he continuously strives to research the development of models for recruiting and retaining health professionals from and into peripheral communities. He has publications in peer-reviewed articles on Health Systems, Human Resources for Health, HIV, and Tuberculosis.