Prof Afsatou Ndama Traore is an Associate Professor in the newly formed Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology. She has worked for over 10 years in the higher education sector. Her research interests include Water quality, alternative medicine, infectious diseases, disease transmission pathway, TB resistance, risk factors to TB resistance, ADME and her areas of expertise are Biochemistry/Microbiology/Cellular Biology/Molecular Biology/Immunology/Audit clinical trial/Quality Assurance System. She teaches Immunological concepts to 2nd year and Honours students and Research Methodology to Honours students.

She has published in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:
1. Taonameso S, Mudau LS, Traoré AN, Potgieter N. (2021) Urban water conundrums in Zimbabwe–the role of water policy and its implementation gaps. Water Supply;
2. Khumela R, Kabue JP, Traore AN, Potgieter N. (2021) Human Astrovirus in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Children: A Cross-Sectional Study on Hospitalized and Outpatients from Rural Communities of South Africa between 2017–2021. Pathogens; 10(11): 1398.
3. N Potgieter, NT Banda, PJ Becker, AN Traore-Hoffman. (2021) WASH infrastructure and practices in primary health care clinics in the rural Vhembe District municipality in South Africa; BMC Family Practice, 22 (1): 1-13.
4. Boukandou MMM, Aboughe Angone S, Potgieter N, Traore AN. (2021) Preliminary antifungal and antibacterial activities of Macaranga monandra Mull.Arg. extracts; Journal of PeerScientist, 4 (1): e1000032.
5. M Magwalivha, JPK Ngandu, AN Traore, N Potgieter. (2021) Prevalence and Genetic Characterisation of Human Sapovirus from Children with Diarrhoea in the Rural Areas of Vhembe District, South Africa, 2017–2020. Viruses, 13 (3): 393.
She has also written 2 book chapters and contributed as an editor to a book. Since joining the University of Venda, she has supervised to completion 53 Honours, 27 Masters and 4 PhD students. Prof AN Traore was the Head of the former Department of Microbiology. She is the Chair of the Departmental RPC and is a member of the Research and Publication committee in the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Agriculture at the University of Venda.

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