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Site Coordinator

Coordinator: Qualitative Research Operations at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) and her position has both operational and scientific responsibilities. She is responsible for developing and maintaining skills and systems for qualitative and ethnographic data collection methods. Dumile has been involved in both methodological and exploratory qualitative research aimed at identifying possible intervention research, including a) a pilot study on the acceptability of electronic data collection for sensitive sexual behaviour data, b) assessing community perceptions of HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care options, c) to understand health care seeking experiences of people living with HIV, and d) how to optimize the delivery of household contact tracing for TB control. Academically, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Community and Development Studies (2006) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a bachelor of technology degree in Business Administration (2010) from Durban University of Technology, and a master’s degree in Social Science (2014) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is currently working towards her PhD studies in Health Promotion focusing on selfcare practices among older people.


Dumile Gumede – Site Coordinator

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