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Dr. Edna N Bosire

Postdoctoral research scientist (Georgetown University & College of Med. Malawi), University of the Witwatersrand

Dr. Edna Bosire is a medical anthropologist who has conducted research on HIV/AIDS and Diabetes syndemics amongst urban poor populations in Nairobi, Kenya; Soweto, South Africa; Tabora, Tanzania; and Blantyre, Malawi.

Edna currently works as a Postdoctoral research scientist for the Blantyre Prevention Strategy (BPS) at Georgetown University, Centre for Innovation in Global Health & College of Medicine, University of Malawi.
BPS (Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) is co-developed with local and national government and a consortium of partners, to support the development of an optimal system for the sustained prevention of HIV infection that is fully embedded in local structures.

Edna is also a honorary researcher at the Developmental Pathways for Health research Unit (DPHRU), at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, working under the Helti and GDAR studies.

Edna's research interests centers around HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, health system strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa to provide integrated and patient-centered care for people living with chronic comorbidities or multimorbidities. She also conducts research on Mental health, Adolescent health and Nutrition.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand