SASH Fellow 2016-2017
Obrian is trained as a social scientist and currently studying for a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. He is a full time student and a tutor in Medical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. He will be using the SASH fellowship to get training in qualitative research data analysis
Working title is: “Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) – is this the magical bullet for HIV and AIDS we have been waiting for? The case of Zimbabwe”
Obrian’s project contributes HIV prevention knowledge by re-examining the role of male circumcision in the current efforts of addressing HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe and similar contexts. He will use qualitative methods to examine the role of male circumcision in HIV prevention in Zimbabwe and similar contexts.