Prof Christo Heunis
Associate Professor
Centre for Health Systems Research and Development
112A 310
Centre for Health Systems Research and Development
051 4013407
President Steyn Annex 310

Short CV



Publications (Short List)

Book chapter 

2018: Heunis, J.C., Sofola, O. & Samson, K. Prevention and control of tuberculosis in Africa. In D.A. Ogunmekan, Y.K. Seedat, A.T. Onajole & A.O. Osibogun (Eds), Public Health in Africa. Publisher: Centre for Epidemiology and Health Development; pp. 159-182. Avialable:


2019: Mofolo, N., Heunis, J.C. & Kigozi, N.G. Towards National Health Insurance: Alignment of strategic human resources in South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 11(1), a1928. Publisher: World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). Accreditation: SciELO SA, Scopus & DHET.

2018: Howell, E., Kigozi, G., & Heunis, C. Community-based directly observed treatment for TB patients to improve HIV services: a cross-sectional study in a South African province. BMC Health Services Research. 18(1):255; Publisher: BioMed Central; Accreditation: ISI, Norwegian & Scopus; DOI:  10.1186/s12913-018-3074-1. ISSN: 1472-6963; Impact factor: 1.827. Available:

2018: Kigozi, G., Engelbrecht, M., Heunis, C. & Janse van Rensburg, A. Household contact non-attendance of clinical evaluation for tuberculosis: a pilot study in a high burden district in South Africa. BMC Infectious Diseases. 18:106. Publisher: BioMed Central; Accreditation: ISI & Scopus; ISSN: 1471-2334; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-018-3010-3. Impact factor: 2.963. Available:


Primary research field: Social sciences

Secondary research field: Health systems research

Area(s) of Interest

Fields of specialisation: HIV and TB, human resources for health, hospitals and hospitalisation 

Courses Presented

Master of Health Systems Studies (Centre for Health Systems Research & Development)

Master of Development Studies (Centre for Development Support) EDSL7900: Health and Development

PhD (Interdisciplinary)

Community Service

Vice-chairperson: Free State Provincial Health Research Committee

Board member: Mosamaria AIDS Ministry Non-profit Organisation

Service Learning



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