Lyn Haskins


I am a profession nurse with qualifications in general nursing, midwifery, community nursing, primary health care, pharmacology and occupational nursing.

I have extensive experience in the nursing field as well as teaching and facilitation of nurses and research, which I am passionate about.

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Wilford, A., Phakathi, S., Haskins, JL., Jama, N., Mntambo, N. and Horwood, C. 2018. Exploring the care provided to mothers and children by community health workers in South Africa: missed opportunities to provide comprehensive care. BMC Public Health. (awaiting publication)

Jama, N., Wilford, A., Masango, Z., Haskins, L., Coutsoudis, A., Spies, L., and Horwood, C. 2017. Enablers and barriers to success among mothers planning to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months: a qualitative prospective cohort study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. International Breastfeeding Journal. 12:43

Horwood, C., Butler, L., Barker, P., Phakathi, S., Haskins, L., Grant, M., Mntambo, N. and Rollins, N. 2017. A continuous quality improvement intervention to improve the effectiveness of community health workers providing care to mothers and children: a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa. Human Resources for Health

Haskins, L., Grant, M., Phakathi, S., Wilford, A., Jama, N., & Horwood, C. 2017. Insights into healthcare seeking behaviour for children in communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 2017;9(1), a1378.

Grant, M., Wilford, A., Haskins, L., Phakathi, S., Mntambo, N. & Horwood, C. 2017. Trust of community health workers is a key barrier to acceptance of community-based maternal and child health services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a qualitative study. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 2017;9(1), a1281. https://doi. org/10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1281

Haskins, L., Grant, M., Phakathi, S., & Horwood, C. 2017. Factors influencing recruitment and retention of professional nurses, doctors and allied health professionals in rural hospitals in KwaZulu Natal. Health SA Gesondheid 22 (2017): 174-183

Haskins, L., Grant, M., Phakathi, S., Mntambo, N., Wilford, A., & Horwood, C. 2016. Fragmentation of maternal, child and HIV services: a missed opportunity to provide comprehensive care. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. ISSN: (Online) 2071-2936, (Print) 2071-2928

Haskins, J.L.M., Phakathi, S., Grant, M. and Horwood, C.M. 2014. Attitudes of nurse towards patient care at a rural district hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 2014, 16 (1): 32-44

Horwood, C., Butler, L.M., Haskins, L., Phakathi, S. and Rollins, N. 2013. HIV-infected adolescent mothers and their infants: Low coverage of HIV services and high risk of HIV transmission in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. PLOS One: 2013, 10.1371/journal.pone.0074568

Grant, M., Haskins, L., Gaede, B. and Horwood, C. 2013. Bridging the gap: exploring the attitudes and beliefs of nurses and patients about coexisting traditional and biomedical healthcare systems in a rural setting in KwaZulu-Natal. South African Family Practice. 2013, 55 (2): 175-179

Horwood C., Vermaak K., Butler, L., Haskins, L., Phakathi S. and Rollins N. 2012. Elimination of paediatric HIV from Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa: large scale assessment of interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. 2012. WHO Bulletin

Horwood, C., Butler, L.M., Vermaak, K., Rollins, N., Haskins, L., Nkosi, P., Nielands, T.B., and Qazi, S. 2011. Disease profile of children under 5 years attending primary health clinics in a high HIV prevalence setting in South Africa. Tropical Medicine and International health, 16(1): 42-52

Horwood, C., Haskins, L., Vermaak, K., Phakathi, S., Subbaye, R. and Doherty, T. 2010. Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: an evaluation of PMTCT implementation and integration into routine maternal, child and women’s health services. Tropical Medicine and International health. 2010, 15(9): 992-999.

Nkosi P, Horwood C, Vermaak K, Cosser C, Haskins JL. 2009. Role of doctors in provision of support for primary health care clinics in rural KwaZulu-Natal. SA Journal of Family Practice 2009, 51(5): 408-412.

Horwood C, Vermaak K, Rollins N, Haskins L, Nkosi P, Qazi S. 2009. Paediatric HIV management at primary care level: an evaluation of the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines for HIV. BMC Pediatr. 2009 Sep 22; 9(1):59.

Horwood C, Vermaak K, Rollins N, Haskins L, Nkosi P, Qazi S. 2009. An evaluation of the quality of IMCI assessments among IMCI trained health workers in South Africa. PLoS One. 2009;4(6):e5937.

Haskins, J.L.M. 2006. To what extent are nurses using recognised IMCI protocols to identify and manage children with HIV: an evaluation of IMCI trained nurses in KwaZulu Natal in the use of the HIV portion of the IMCI algorithm. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 2006, Volume 8, Issue 2: Page 3 – 14.

Haskins, J.L.M. and Grainger, L.D. 2005. Accuracy of the use of the IMCI algorithm. An evaluation of IMCI trained nurses in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 2005, Volume 7, Issue 2: Page 3 – 16.