Dr Bernhard Gaede

Dr Bernhard Gaede


Dr Bernhard Gaede



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Howard college


HoD Family Medicine


He is the former Director of the Centre for Rural Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He trained as a family physician and worked for more than a decade in rural settings in South Africa with a wide scope of the clinical experience including HIV medicine, primary health care and the expanded scope of practice in rural district level services.

Areas of interest and research have included health care systems (particularly around ARV provisioning, TB and HIV care integration as well as horizontal integration of vertical programs), health information systems, community-level care (including home-based care and traditional medicine) and medical anthropology.

Recent interests include the development of a rural health as an academic discipline and establishment of a rural teaching platform for health education. Over the past decade he has also been actively involved in the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa and the Rural Health Advocacy Project.