Mr Derrick Derrick Sekgala

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
TELEPHONE: 021 466 8058
EMAIL: dsekgala@hsrc.ac.za

As PhD research intern and previously Masters research intern, in the Cape Town office of the Human and Social Development (HSD) Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), I have a successful track record of fundraising and publishing. For example I have secured the HSRC surplus finds of the amount of R123 660.00. Awarded the NRF travelling funds to the INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY 2018.Currently holding the collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare and Public Health (CEBHA+) Doctoral Scholarship valued R400 000.00. I have publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of five national and international conference presentations, two client reports and 9 (Nine) journal articles.

. I am involved in research projects running in the HSRC including: Body Size-Mental health and Inequalities (BMI), Teen momConnect study, NRF - BRICS MULTILATERAL JOINT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH COLLABORATION and GBV survey and one external project: Ellisras Longitudinal Study (ELS),

Recent

Artificial intelligence approach for analyzing anaemia prevalence in children and adolescents in Brics countries: a review

Anemia prevalence, especially among children and adolescents, is a serious public health burden in the BRICS countries. This article gives an overview....

The risk of metabolic syndrome as a result of lifestyle among Ellisras rural young adults

The study aimed to investigate the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and lifestyle risk factors among Ellisras adults. A cross-sectional ....

Dietary fiber intake and metabolic syndrome risk factors among young South African adults

This study attempts to bridge the research gap regarding the importance of dietary ???ber in reducing metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk factors in young ....

Association between blood pressure and birth weight among rural South African children: Ellisras longitudinal study

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between birth weight, underweight, and blood pressure (BP) among Ellisras rur....

The relationship between strength measurements and anthropometric indicators (BMI and skonfold thickness) in Ellisras rural adolescents aged 9-15 years: Ellisras longitudinal study

Handgrip strength and arm hang have been recognized as predictors of muscle strength and presented as biomarkers for important health outcomes and ove....

Performance of blood pressure to height ratio as a screening tool for elevated blood pressure in rural children: Ellisras longitudinal study

There are complications in diagnosing hypertension in children and adolescents due to variation of blood pressure (BP) values to age, gender and heigh....

Evaluation of the factors that contribute to malnutrition in children aged 0-5 years in the province of Gauteng

Adequate nutrition in early childhood promotes healthy growth and development, and is critically important for a healthy and economically productive p....

Relationship between blood glucose levels and muscle strength in rural South African children aged 7 to 11 years: Ellisras longitudinal study

The prevalence of diabetes is increasing worldwide. High blood glucose has been associated with loss of muscle strength and mass in the lower extremit....

Anthropometric indices for predicting cardiovascular risk factors: Ellisras longitudinal study

The aim of the study was to determine which anthropometric indices can best predict the presence of common cardiovascular risk factors among young adu....

The determinants of metabolic syndrome and associated risk factors of CVDs among taxi drivers operating in Cape Town and surrounding areas: a focus on street food

The aim of the study is to conduct a situational analysis to determine the metabolic syndrome and the associated risk factors for cardiovascular disea....

Age at the onset of tobacco smoking in South Africa: a discrete-time survival analysis of the prognostic factors

While knowledge of onset of smoking tobacco, and associated risk factors can aid the formulation of evidence-based policy and interventions, such info....

A mixed reception: perceptions of pregnant adolescents' experiences with health care workers in Cape Town, South Africa

Maternal mortality among adolescent mothers in South Africa is higher than many middle-income countries. This is largely attributable to conditions th....

Anaemia in children and adolescents: a bibliometric analysis of BRICS countries (1990-2020)

Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa have prioritized cooperation regarding health, including malnutrition. Anaemia in children, adolescents a....

Comparison of the ability of anthropometric indices to predict the risk of Diabetes Mellitus in South African males: SANHANES-1

This study aimed to assess the sensitivity of body mass index (BMI) to predict the risk of diabetes mellitus (DM) and whether waist circumference (WC)....