Dr. Ferdinand C Mukumbang, RN, MNur (Education), MPhil (HIV/AIDS Management) - School of Public Health, UWC - Researcher

Dr. Ferdinand C Mukumbang

RN, MNur (Education), MPhil (HIV/AIDS Management)

School of Public Health, UWC

Researcher

Cape Town, Western Cape | South Africa

Main Specialties: Public Health

Additional Specialties: Behavioural science research; Public health research

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Dr. Ferdinand C Mukumbang, RN, MNur (Education), MPhil (HIV/AIDS Management) - School of Public Health, UWC - Researcher

Dr. Ferdinand C Mukumbang

RN, MNur (Education), MPhil (HIV/AIDS Management)

Introduction

Dr Ferdinand C. Mukumbang's work is focused on differentiated models of care and community-based interventions for managing various chronic conditions. He also has interest in theory-building, and the development of research and evaluation methodology for public health.

Primary Affiliation: School of Public Health, UWC - Cape Town, Western Cape , South Africa

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Education

Feb 2014 - Apr 2018
University of the Western Cape
PhD in Public Health
School of Public Health
Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
University of Stellenbosch
Master's in HIV/AIDS Management
Psychology
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014
University of the Western Cape
Masters in Nursing Education
School of Nursing
Sep 1999 - Nov 2003
University of Buea Faculty of Health Sciences
BNS Nursing
Department of Nursing
Nov 1999
University of Buea
B Nursing Sciences

Experience

Feb 2017
Grants: National Health Scholars Programme
PI
Apr 2016
Grants:African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) award offered by the Africa Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
PI
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
University of the Western Cape
Project Manager
School of Public Health
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
University of the Western Cape
Project Manager
School of Public Health

Publications

35Publications

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444Profile Views

45PubMed Central Citations

Applying Qualitative Methods to Investigate Social Actions for Justice Using Social Media: Illustrations From Facebook

Social Media + Society

Social media is becoming a valuable resource for hosting activism as illustrated in the rise of the hashtag movements, such as #MeToo and #Endrapeculture, used to speak out against rape culture. In this article, we discuss the use of social media as the source and object of research, using the case of the 2016 South African #nakedprotest. We used naturalistic observation on Facebook comment threads and followed these up with online Facebook focus groups. Qualitative content analysis and thematic decomposition analysis were used, respectively, to explore online discourses of rape culture. We found that the use of social media as a medium for data collection is valuable for exploring trending social issues such as the rape culture #nakedprotest. We uncovered that social media offers researchers the opportunity to collect, analyze, and triangulate rich qualitative data for the exploration of social phenomena. This study illustrates the usefulness of social media as a pedagogical instrument.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2056305120919926

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June 2020

Leaving No Man Behind: How Differentiated Service Delivery Models Increase Men’s Engagement in HIV Care

Int J Health Policy Manag 2020, x(x), 1–12

International Journal of Health Policy and Management

https://www.ijhpm.com/article_3769.html

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March 2020

Impact Factor 4.450

166 Reads

'When you take pills you must eat': Food (in)security and ART adherence among older people living with HIV.

Glob Public Health 2020 01 18;15(1):97-110. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2019.1644361DOI Listing
January 2020
5 Reads

A guideline for the prevention and management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in South Africa.

BMC Health Serv Res 2019 Nov 6;19(1):809. Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4677-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6836420PMC
November 2019
1.659 Impact Factor

Understanding the influence of the MomConnect programme on antenatal and postnatal care service utilisation in two South African provinces: a realist evaluation protocol.

BMJ Open 2019 07 1;9(7):e029745. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029745DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6609052PMC
July 2019
8 Reads
2.063 Impact Factor

The Distribution of Available Prevention and Management Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (2007 to 2017): Implications for Collaborative Actions.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 06 25;16(12). Epub 2019 Jun 25.

Child and Family Studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 8001, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122244DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6617245PMC
June 2019
6 Reads
2.063 Impact Factor

To what extent is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder considered in policy-related documents in South Africa? A document review.

Health Res Policy Syst 2019 Apr 29;17(1):46. Epub 2019 Apr 29.

Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-019-0447-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6489263PMC
April 2019
6 Reads

What do the implementation outcome variables tell us about the scaling-up of the antiretroviral treatment adherence clubs in South Africa? A document review.

Health Res Policy Syst 2019 Mar 14;17(1):28. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: The successful initiation of people living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in South Africa fomented challenges of poor retention in care and suboptimal adherence to medication. Following evidence of the potential of adherence clubs (ACs) to improve patient retention in ART and adherence to medication, the South African National Department of Health drafted a policy in 2016 encouraging the rollout of ACs nationwide. However, little guidance on the rollout strategy has been provided to date, and the national adoption status of the AC programme is unclear. To this end, we aimed to review the effectiveness of the rollout of the antiretroviral AC intervention in South Africa to date through an implementation research framework.

Methods: We utilised a deductive thematic analysis of documents of the AC programme in South Africa obtained from searching various databases from December 2017 to July 2018. The implementation outcome variables (acceptability, appropriateness, adoption, feasibility, fidelity, implementation cost, coverage and sustainability) were applied to frame and describe the effectiveness of the national rollout of the AC programme in South Africa.

Results: We identified 32 eligible documents that were included for analysis. Our analysis showed that ACs were highly acceptable by patients and health stakeholders given the observed benefits, including decongestion of clinics, increased social support for patients and the low cost of implementation. Evidence suggests that the AC model proved to be effective in improving adherence to ART and retention in care. Based on the success of ACs in the Western Cape, ACs are currently being implemented in all of the other South African provinces.

Conclusion: The inherent adaptability of the AC model should allow innovative strategies to maximise the use of existing resources. Therefore, the challenge is not limited to acquiring additional resources and support, but also includes the efficient use of available resources. Emerging challenges with AC programmes need to be addressed by increasing communication between stakeholders and fostering a culture of learning between facilities. As the AC programme expands and adapts to accommodate more people living with HIV and different population groups, policies should be designed to overcome present and anticipated challenges to enable its success.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-019-0428-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419395PMC
March 2019
9 Reads
2.100 Impact Factor

Exploring service providers' perspectives on the prevention and management of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in South Africa: a qualitative study.

BMC Public Health 2018 Nov 6;18(1):1238. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6126-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220472PMC
November 2018
51 Reads
2.264 Impact Factor

"I attend at Vanguard and I attend here as well": barriers to accessing healthcare services among older South Africans with HIV and non-communicable diseases.

Int J Equity Health 2018 09 18;17(1):147. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, P Bag X17, Bellville, 7535, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-018-0863-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145370PMC
September 2018
177 Reads

Behavioral and cognitive interventions to improve treatment adherence and access to HIV care among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa: an updated systematic review.

Syst Rev 2018 08 2;7(1):114. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Health Sciences and Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0759-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6090879PMC
August 2018
24 Reads

A realist approach to eliciting the initial programme theory of the antiretroviral treatment adherence club intervention in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

BMC Med Res Methodol 2018 05 25;18(1):47. Epub 2018 May 25.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0503-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5970495PMC
May 2018
51 Reads
1 Citation
2.270 Impact Factor

Unearthing how, why, for whom and under what health system conditions the antiretroviral treatment adherence club intervention in South Africa works: A realist theory refining approach.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 05 9;18(1):343. Epub 2018 May 9.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3150-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5944119PMC
May 2018
68 Reads
2 Citations
1.660 Impact Factor

A modified Delphi study towards developing a guideline to inform policy on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in South Africa: a study protocol.

BMJ Open 2018 04 27;8(4):e019907. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019907DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5922479PMC
April 2018
24 Reads
2 Citations
2.063 Impact Factor

Conceptualising the Factors Affecting Retention in Care of Patients on Antiretroviral Treatment in Kabwe District, Zambia, Using the Ecological Framework.

AIDS Res Treat 2017 9;2017:7356362. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/7356362DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5700481PMC
November 2017
27 Reads

An exploration of group-based HIV/AIDS treatment and care models in Sub-Saharan Africa using a realist evaluation (Intervention-Context-Actor-Mechanism-Outcome) heuristic tool: a systematic review.

Implement Sci 2017 08 25;12(1):107. Epub 2017 Aug 25.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0638-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5574210PMC
August 2017
42 Reads
7 Citations
4.122 Impact Factor

Exploring 'generative mechanisms' of the antiretroviral adherence club intervention using the realist approach: a scoping review of research-based antiretroviral treatment adherence theories.

BMC Public Health 2017 05 4;17(1):385. Epub 2017 May 4.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4322-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418699PMC
May 2017
49 Reads
8 Citations
2.264 Impact Factor

Student nurse-educators' construction of teacher identity from a self-evaluation perspective: A quantitative case study.

Nurs Open 2017 Apr 23;4(2):108-115. Epub 2017 Feb 23.

School of Nursing University of the Western Cape Bellville South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nop2.75DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5340162PMC
April 2017
18 Reads

Actions of female sex workers who experience male condom failure during penetrative sexual encounters with clients in Cape Town: Implications for HIV prevention strategies.

South Afr J HIV Med 2017 4;18(1):698. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v18i1.698DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843032PMC
April 2017
42 Reads

Barriers to adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a regional hospital in Vredenburg, Western Cape, South Africa.

South Afr J HIV Med 2016 30;17(1):476. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843173PMC
September 2016
23 Reads
3 Citations

Perceptions of body size, obesity threat and the willingness to lose weight among black South African adults: a qualitative study.

BMC Public Health 2016 04 29;16:365. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, 7535, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3028-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4850665PMC
April 2016
93 Reads
6 Citations
2.264 Impact Factor

Realist evaluation of the antiretroviral treatment adherence club programme in selected primary healthcare facilities in the metropolitan area of Western Cape Province, South Africa: a study protocol.

BMJ Open 2016 Apr 4;6(4):e009977. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009977DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4823437PMC
April 2016
32 Reads
9 Citations
2.063 Impact Factor

Patients' experiences of being nursed by student nurses at a teaching hospital.

Curationis 2014 Sep 5;37(1):1230. Epub 2014 Sep 5.

School of Nursing, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v37i1.1230DOI Listing
September 2014
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