Yunus Moosa

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Dr Moosa is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His work focuses on the care of inpatients and outpatients with complex infectious disease issues, which include susceptible and resistant tuberculosis in all its forms, HIV/AIDS and associated opportunistic infections, typhoid, malaria, nosocomial sepsis, infective endocarditis, drug related toxicities, etc.

He is involved in bedside teaching and training of medical student, postgraduates at all levels and Infectious Diseases Subspecialists.

His research interests include:

1. Improving the diagnosis of smear negative HIV associated pulmonary tuberculosis using methods to improve clinical sample collection
2. Epidemiology and Immunogenetics of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS).
3. Causes of neurologic deterioration in cryptococcal meningitis following commencement of ART.

Dr Moosa has been an invited consultant to the WHOs Special Programme for Tropical Disease Research and Training (TDR) scientific working group to assist in defining the global tuberculosis agenda and has also been invited by Social and Scientific Systems to assist with developing an assessment tool for South Africa PEPFAR programmes.