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Medical Anthropologist & Public Health Specialist, Brain and Mind Institute, Aga Khan University, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr. Edna Bosire is a Medical Anthropologist and Public Health Specialist 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 Medical Anthropologist at the Brain and Mind Institute, Aga Khan Unicersity, and as a postdoctoral research scientist for the Blantyre Prevention Strategy (BPS) at Georgetown University, Centre for Innovation in Global Health.

Edna is also a honorary researcher at the Developmental Pathways for Health research Unit (DPHRU), at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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 comorbidity or multimorbidy. She also conducts research on Mental health, Adolescent health and Nutrition.


  • –present
    Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand