Dr Sana Mahtab is a senior program manager the Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics (VIDA) Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand. She qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2007 from University of Karachi and Maters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from University of Cape Town, in 2015, and is currently a PhD candidate at University of Cape Town.
Her research focus with Wits VIDA is on HIV-associated complications and comorbidities in youth with perinatally acquired HIV on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa and reducing under 5 years mortality from leading causes of death. Sana has presented at local and international conferences her research outputs. Her current responsibility includes planning, implementation and management of the surveillance and epidemiological trials, mainly in under 5 population to get better identifying and understanding the causes of death, and preparation of research outputs from the research studies. She has experience in protocol development, implementing trials and statistical analysis.