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Lorrein Muhwava

Public Health researcher


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Kadoma Zimbabwe

A public health researcher with special interests in non communicable diseases (NCDs) and Maternal & Women's health.



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Current Position(s)

PhD Candidate | Project Coordinator | Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa (CDIA)
2015 - present

Previous Position(s)

Project Coordinator | Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine | ESSM UCT
Cape Town, South Africa | 2014 - 2015

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Educational Support Consultant | Head Office | Indigo Learning Centre
Cape Town, South Africa | 2013 - 2013

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Educational history

Secondary

Simba International School, Ndola, Zambia (2007)
Jameson High School, Kadoma, Zimbabwe (2004)

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa | 2015 - present

PhD - Medicine

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - 2013

Masters in Public Health (MPH) - Public Health

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Durban, South Africa | 2008 - 2011

BSc (Hons) - Biological Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Achievements

Awards

African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) | 2016

Academic Achievements

Publication in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth | 2016

Late booking and infrequent antenatal care (ANC) are common but avoidable patient-related risk factors for maternal deaths in South Africa. The aim of the study was to examine the association of psychosocial factors with early initiation of ANC and adequate frequency of attendance of ANC clinics among women in an urban and rural location in South Africa.

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Legacy Woman Business Networks

Member, 2015 - present

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