Marian Loveday

South African Medical Research Council

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Marian Loveday is a Senior Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council. She is a public health researcher with expertise in health systems, implementation and clinical research in tuberculosis, rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) and HIV. Using implementation research frameworks and primary quantitative and qualitative research methods she has worked with national policy makers in evaluating National TB Control Programme strategies and with clinicians and health care workers in evaluating local interventions. Her research directly informed national policy for decentralised RR-TB care and contributed to the WHO supporting ambulatory RR-TB treatment in their 2011 guidelines. More recently, her work with pregnant women with RR-TB contributed to the WHO 2020 guidelines on managing pregnant women with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Marian has recently been selected as a member of the WHO working group on TB in adolescents and children.

Geographies South Africa

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