Articles by Shakira Choonara

Obesity Prevention Coordinator for South Africa, Global Health Advocacy Incubator & EV 2014

#EV2018 Distance Learning: Global Inequities in Health System Research & the Rise of Health Systems Agents of Change

Posted in articles by on September 7, 2018

It’s that time where in South Africa and the Southern hemisphere, at least, there are blossoms everywhere and a spring in our step literally! Not to be corny, but this analogy does resonate with the Emerging Voices (#EV2018) distance learning phase which is the first stage to getting that health-system-spring-in-your-step, … Read more »

The Art of Engaging Policy Makers

Posted in articles by and on October 12, 2017

Next week is set to be quite controversial with the European Conference on Tropical Medicine #ECTMIH2017 and the Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) session where alumni will hotly debate the role of health policy and systems research in transforming political commitments to improve our health systems. There has long … Read more »

Leaving No One Behind: Solutions to Vulnerability, Inaccessibility & Condom Usage

Posted in articles by and on July 5, 2017

The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme, more commonly referred to as HEAIDS has made significant strides in reaching young people at tertiary institutions (universities and colleges) in South Africa. I would describe a recent gathering as a historic moment in South African (SA) history. Over 2000 young people gathered … Read more »