Dr Faith Moyo

Research Associate

My background is in public health and epidemiology, where I hold an MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and a PhD in Public Health from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Since 2013, I have focused on HIV-related operational research, monitoring and evaluation and health systems strengthening. My research activities have centred around piloting and evaluating new and existing models of HIV care to inform health policy in South Africa during my tenure as Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and other non-governmental organizations in South Africa.

I joined LSTM in August 2021 to conduct research evaluating health care delivery strategies for preventing and managing HIV-infection and non-communicable diseases in Africa. In this role, I contribute to the design of new research studies, writing of new grant protocols, data analysis and publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

I am a Registered Scientist at the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.

Selected publications

  • Moyo F, Mazanderani AH, Murray T, Sherman GG, Kufa T. Achieving maternal viral load suppression for elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa. AIDS. 2021;35(2):307-316.

    Moyo F, Haeri Mazanderani A, Murray T, Technau KG, Carmona S, Kufa T, Sherman GG. Characterizing Viral Load Burden Among HIV-Infected Women Around the Time of Delivery: Findings From Four Tertiary Obstetric Units in Gauteng, South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020;83(4):390-396.

    Moyo F, Mazanderani AH, Kufa T, Sherman GG. Maternal HIV viral load testing during pregnancy and postpartum care in Gauteng Province, South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2021;111(5):469-473.

    Moyo F, Haeri Mazanderani A, Kufa T, Sherman GG (2020) The geographic distribution of priority population groups for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231228.

    Monitoring diagnosis, retention in care and viral load suppression in children testing HIV polymerase chain reaction-positive in two districts in South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2019;109(9):686-692

    Introduction of Routine HIV Birth Testing in the South African National Consolidated Guidelines. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018;37(6):559-563

    Near Real-Time Tracking of PMTCT Gaps in Three Districts of Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2018;108(4):319-324.

    Missed Diagnostic Opportunities within South Africa’s early infant diagnosis program, 2010-2015. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177173.

    Declining Baseline Virameia and Escalating Discordant HIV-1 Confirmatory Results within South Africa’s Early Infant Diagnosis Program, 2010-2016. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Feb 1;77(2):212-216.