Samantha Malunga, BSocSci in Gender Studies and Law, BSocSci (Honours) in Gender and Transformation

SASH Fellow 2016-2017



Samantha Malunga is currently studying towards an MSc in Public Health: Social and Behaviour Sciences Track in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. She is currently an intern at the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town (as of June 2016). Using qualitative research methods, her research focuses on increasing adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health rights; exploring HIV/AIDS prevention strategies and improving adherence programmes aimed at adolescents in South Africa. Having always been deeply invested in multi-disciplinary research, Samantha will be using the SASH program to gain tangible research skills that will ensure she is an experienced social scientist able to tackle qualitative research issues within a health science setting through engaging in numerous opportunities like participating in conferences, working alongside other SASH fellows by helping with data collection and analysis, and working on papers for publication.