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Tel: 27 (0)31-2604770

E-mail: chumia@ukzn.ac.za
Dr Romona Govender

 

Person

Dr Romona Govender

 

Telephone

+27 (0)31 260 4770

Email

Govenderr1@ukzn.ac.za 

Campus

Howard College 

Designation

Principal Specialist

 Biosketch

Biosketch: Joined the Departmenjt of Family Medicine in December 2003 as a Principal Specialist (Family Medicine)

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
1. CU–SA FOGARTY FELLOWSHIP: Suicidal Behaviour in HIV Patients 2007 
2. SANPAD Scholarship: UKZN-SANTRUST PhD Development Programme for research support: 2010-2011 
3. PhD Research Grant: UKZN 2012

Degrees:

BSc

MBChB

MFAMMED

FCFP

PhD

 
 List of Publications  1. “The Barriers and Challenges to Health Promotion in Africa” Review Article : published in the South African Family Practice
2. Lourens Schlebusch 1,* and Romona Devi Govender 2. Age, Gender and Suicidal Ideation Following Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 521-530; doi:10.3390/ijerph9020521
3. R D Govender, L Schlebusch. Hopelessness, depression and suicidal ideation in HIV-positive persons. SAJP 2012;18(1)
4. R D Govender; L Schlebusch. Suicidal ideation in seropositive patients seen at a South African HIV voluntary counselling and testing clinic.African Journal of Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 15(2):94-8.
5. Devanathan R, EsterhuizenTM, Govender RD. Overweight and Obesity among Black women in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal: A ‘disease’ of perception in an area of high HIV prevalence. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2013;5(1), Art. #450,7 pages.
6. R D Govender; L Schlebusch. A suicide risk screening scale for HIV-infected persons in the immediate post-diagnosis period. S Afr J HIV Med 2013; 14: 58-63.
7. R D Govender; L Schlebusch; T Esterhuizen. Brief suicide preventive intervention in newly diagnosed HIV-positive persons. J Psychiatry 2014; 17:543-547.

 


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