Prof Willem Kruger
Professor / Head: ClinUnit Med
Community Health
GN 227
Community Health

Short CV

Head of Clinical Department / Chief specialist 


1. MBChB
University of the Orange Free State (1986) 

2. MMed (Community Health)
University of the Orange Free State (1996) 

3. MBA
University of Potchefstroom (2000)

4. PhD (Community Health) (2011)<

Publications (Short List)

  •   Ledibane, TD, Motllhanke SC., Rose A, Kruger WH, Ledibane NRT, Claassens, MM. Antiretroviral treatment among co-infected tuberculosis patients in integrated and non-integrated facilities. Public health action 2015, 5(2), 112-115
  • Ledibane, TD, Kruger WH, and Joubert G. 2015. The profile and management of needle-stick injuries amongst health care workers in a primary health sub-district in Mangaung from 2008 to 2011
  • Kruger, WH. 2013. Health and Safety representatives in an academic hopsital: their perceived functions and training. Occupational Health Southern Africa, May/June 2013, Vol. 19(3).
  • Kruger, WH. 2012. Health and Safety representatives` perceptions and experiences in an academic hospital: appointments and relationships. Occupational Health Southern Africa, July/August 2012, Vol. 18(4).
  • Kruger, WH, Jimoh, SO, & Joubert G. 2012. Needle stick injuries among nurses in a regional hospital in South Africa. Occupational Health Southern Africa, May/June 2012, Vol. 18(3).
  • Kruger, WH, Nell, AS, & Joubert G. 2012. Seasonal absenteeism among full-time employees at a poultry factory. Occupational Health Southern Africa, March/April 2012, Vol. 18(3).
  • Kruger, WH & Van Zyl GJ. 2011. Employee assistance programmes in the healthcare sector and issue in evaluating quality. Occupational Health Southern Africa, January,February 2011, Vol. 17(1).
  • Yassi, A., Nophale, LE, Dybka, L. Bryce, E. Kruger, WH and Spiegel, J. 2009. Building capacity to ensure healthier and safer working conditions for health care workers. IJOEH, 15(3), 360-369.
  • Kruger WH and Joubert G. 2009. Extended sick leave usage in a tertiary hospital over a three-year period. Occupational Health Southern Africa.
  • Kruger W.H., de Klerk, B., Joubert, G. & Wen, ST. 2006. Temporary disability leave usage amongst employees at a tertiary hospital over a two year period. Occupational Health Southern Africa, January,February 2006, Vol. 11(1)
  • Kruger WH., "Four case studies of hydrofluoric burns: prevention is better than cure." Occupational Health Southern Africa, March,April 1999, Vol 5(2) 


    Area(s) of Interest

    Health care management

    Occupational health

    Ethics in health care

    Teaching (Public Health care)

    Courses Presented


    General training

    The main purpose of the training is to make employers and employees aware of the importance of occupational health and safety.

    The main objective with the teaching is to teach the student the basic elements of Community health within a systematic approach as well as the implications and implementation of the theoretical knowledge in practice.

    1.Concepts of health and diseases (MBChB Phase 1)

    2. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and special study (MBChB Phase 2)

    3. Health and diseases in population (MBChB Phase 2)

    4. Health policy and service provision (MBChB Phase 3)

    5. Public health for undergraduate Optometry students in the SAHP

    Family medicine and occupational health practitioners. The teaching methods are based upon the necessity and importance of a holistic approach to patients and communities.

    1.Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health

    2.Community Health module in the MMEDFAM course 


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