Martina Lembani

Martina Lembani
University of the Western Cape | uwc · School of Public Health

PhD International Development Studies

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Introduction
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January 2017 - present
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (13)
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Background The success of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs dependents on pregnant women accessing antenatal care (ANC) services. Failure to access ANC throughout the course of pregnancy presents a missed opportunity to fully utilize PMTCT services and a high risk for vertical HIV transmission. Whilst not booking fo...
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Introduction: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region harbours the highest burden of HIV infections in the world. Agricultural work has been reported as one of the occupations with a high prevalence of HIV. Farm workers generally have poor access to health services, which prevents them from receiving proper HIV prevention and care. Furthermore, poor polic...
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Background: The success of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT ) dependents on pregnant women accessing antenatal care (ANC) services. Failure to book for ANC through the course of pregnancy presents a missed opportunity for PMTCT and a high risk for maternal HIV transmission. Whilst unbooking was about 6% in Zimbabwe, it is im...
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Background: HIV remains a major public health challenge in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The initiation of a greater number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) onto antiretroviral therapy (ART) following the World Health Organization's 'universal test and treat' recommendation has the potential to overstretch already challenged heal...
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Background The Eastern Cape Province reports among the poorest health service indicators in South Africa with some of its districts standing out as worst performing as regards maternal health indicators. To understand key drivers and outcomes of this underperformance and to explore whether a participatory analysis could deepen action-oriented under...
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Maternal mortality remains high in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, despite over 90% of pregnant women utilizing maternal health services. A recent survey showed wide variation in performance among districts in the province. Heterogeneity was also found at the district level, where maternal health outcomes varied considerably among district hos...
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Background Building capacity in health policy and systems research (HPSR), especially in low- and middle-income countries, remains a challenge. Various approaches have been suggested and implemented by scholars and institutions using various forms of capacity building to address challenges regarding HPSR development. The Collaboration for Health Sy...
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Background Building capacity in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), especially in low- and middle-income countries remains a challenge. Various approaches have been suggested and implemented by scholars and institutions using various forms of capacity building to address challenges regarding HPSR development. The Collaboration for Health Sy...
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Background: Yobe State has faced severe disruption of its health service as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. A systems dynamics analysis was conducted to identify key pathways of threat to provision and emerging pathways of response and adaptation. Methods: Structured interviews were conducted with 39 stakeholders from three local governme...
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This research was aimed at assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of community based targeting and self-targeting methods in the selection of beneficiaries in Safety nets programmes in Malawi. These methods have been chosen because they have been largely used for selecting beneficiaries in Safety net programmes. The focus was on assessing the e...

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Projects (2)
Archived project
Develop a model of health system resilience that informs the planning and strengthening of health service systems in contexts of adversity
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The project is a means to provide update about developments at the School – what staff has been doing including new publication and projects.