Dr Mbali Mhlongo

Person Dr Mbali Mhlongo
Telephone +27 (0)312601210
Email mhlongoem@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College
Research Interests Primary health care reengineering (preventive and promotive health care ),Health Systems strengthening- Ward Based primary health care outreach teams (WBPHCOTs) in NHI pilot districts in KZN.
Designation Academic Leader
Bio sketch Dr Mhlongo is currently serving as the Academic Leader in the Nursing Discipline.  She is a registered Nurse and Midwife. She holds a PhD, Masters in Nursing (Community Health Nursing), and B Cur (Nursing Education and Nursing Administration). She holds a Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care. She obtained the Advanced Health Management Programme through Yale University and FPD. She has facilitated training in a number of priority programmes for the Department of Health including: Primary health care nurse training, Multi-Drug resistant TB, HIV&AIDS counselling, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), Syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections, Sexual and Reproductive health and Train-the- trainer. She has also worked in corporate organizations managing employee wellness programs. Dr Mhlongo also  attended COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Healthcare workers and has been involved in vaccination campaigns and raising awareness in companies to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to curb the pandemic. She is a post-doctoral fellow for Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership (DRILL) programme within the College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, which is funded by Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. Her research interest is in strengthening health systems with specific focus on roles of community health workers in strengthening preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services in underserved communities. She also has interest of interprofessional education at heart. 

Twitter: @Mhlongo_EM

Publications

List of Publications 1.     Munyaneza, Y. & Mhlongo, E.M. 2019. Challenges of women refugees in utilising reproductive health services in public health institutions in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Health SA Gesondheid, 24(0), a1030. DOI.org/10.4102/ hsag.v24i0.10302.     Munyaneza, Y. & Mhlongo, E.M. 2019. Medical Xenophobia: The Voices of Women Refugees in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Global Journal of Health Science, 11(13): 25-33. DOI:10.5539/gjhs.v11n13p25

3.     Lateef, A.M. & Mhlongo, E.M. 2019. Factors Influencing Nursing Education and Teaching Methods in Nursing Institutions: A Case Study of South West Nigeria. Global Journal of Health Science, 11(13). DOI:10.5539/gjhs.v11n13p13

4.     Mhlongo, E.M. & Lutge,E. 2019. The roles, responsibilities and perceptions of community health workers and ward based primary health care outreach teams (WBPHCOTs) in South Africa: a scoping review protocol, Systematic reviews, 8(1):1-7. DOI.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1114-5

5.     Cele, W.B. & Mhlongo, E.M. 2020. Health Professionals’ Perceptions of the Integration of Mental Health Into HIV Services. Global Journal of Health Science, 12(2). DOI:10.5539/gjhs.v12n2p13

6.     Lateef, A.M. & Mhlongo, E.M. 2020. A Literature Review on People-Centered Care and Nursing Practice in Primary Health Care Setting. Global Journal of Health Science, 12(2).DOI:10.5539/gjhs.v12n2p23

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