Full name: Professor Lufuno Makhado
Designation: Associate Professor

Qualifications: BCur NS-Hons (Bachelor of Nursing) (Univen), MSc (Community Nursing Science) (NWU), Ph.D. in Nursing (Community Nursing Science) (NWU), Post Doctoral Fellowship (UCLA, USA)

Email address: lufuno.makhado@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 4 – health sciences Caravans

Prof Lufuno Makhado is an Associate Professor/Professor in the Department of Public Health. He has worked for over 11 years in the higher education sector. He specializes in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, HIV and AIDS research, Epilepsy, TB/HIV/NCDs integrated services, sexual and reproductive health, and trauma-related research and has published extensively in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. Among his recent publications are:

1)  Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Rachel Tsakani Lebese and Sonto Maria Maputle, (2020). Factors facilitating trained NIMART nurses’ adherence to treatment guidelines: a vital matter in managing TB/HIV treatment in South Africa. BMC Nursing (2020) 19:77 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-020-00470-6

2) Mboweni, S. H., & Makhado, L. (2020). Challenges influencing nurse-initiated management of antiretroviral therapy training and implementation in Ngaka Modiri Molema District, North West province. Health SA Gesondheid (Online), 25, 1-11.

3) Mboweni, S. H., & Makhado, L. (2020). Conceptual framework for strengthening nurse-initiated management of antiretroviral therapy training and implementation in North West province. Health SA Gesondheid, 25, 10.

He has supervised Masters’s students and Ph.D. candidates. Prof Makhado is a Y2 NRF rated researcher. Prof Makhado is currently a member of the Research and Publication Committee, Higher Degrees Committee, and Executive Higher Degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Venda. Prof Makhado is also an elected member of the Senate.

Links to other profiles:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=lHg7PX8AAAAJ&hl=en

Research gate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lufuno-Makhado

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lufuno-makhado-phd-5441457b

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1689-9308