Associate Prof. Hanani Tabana

BSc, BSc (Hons), MPH (UCT), PhD (Karolinska)

Associate Professor

Hanani Tabana’s training is in Epidemiology.  Her  area of research is broadly situated within intersections of big program areas including Mental Health and well-being, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health issues (especially adolescent pregnancy, adolescent health in general and access to care).

Prior to this, her work within the field of HIV/AIDS was around; prevention of HIV transmission from mothers to their children, use of alternative methods of HIV counselling and testing to increase uptake and understanding linkages to care for people living with HIV.  Her  focus has slightly shifted and concentrates more on the aforementioned intersections. Although her research has focused  on different groups of people, adolescents (and mothers) are currently at the heart of her  research.  In addition, she  also conducts economic evaluations alongside research studies. Most of these evaluations have been around; interventions on task shifting of mental health care from specialized to lower cadre of workers, various research on HIV and other research areas. 


In the news

District Governance and Improved Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in South Africa: Pathways of Change

Motivational determinants of physical activity in disadvantaged populations with (pre)diabetes: a cross-cultural comparison

Staff inolved: Jeroen De Man, Francis Xavier Kasujja, Peter Delobelle, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Helle Mölsted Alvesson, Pilvikki Absetz, Edwin Wouters, Meena Daivadanam, David Guwatudde, Thandi Puoane, Roy Remmen, Hanani Tabana & Josefien Van Olmen

Development and testing of a composite index to monitor the continuum of maternal health service delivery at provincial and district level in South Africa

Staff inolved: Mamothena Mothupi, Jeroen De Man, Hanani Tabana, Lucia Knight