Dr Nicole Wolter
Nicole Wolter is a Senior Medical Scientist in the Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), and holds a joint appointment as a Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. She received her PhD in 2007 from the University of the Witwatersrand.
In her position at the NICD, she leads a team of scientists in research focused on the epidemiology and molecular biology of respiratory bacteria. She is integrally involved in research programmes such as national surveillance for pneumonia, invasive bacterial infections causing pneumonia, and serves as the laboratory lead for Legionella. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers.
Dr Jocelyn Moyes
Jocelyn Moyes is a medical epidemiologist in the Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa. She qualified as a medical doctor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She also obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a MSc (Med) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of the Witwatersrand. In her position at the NICD she is actively involved in setting up and managing various surveillance programmes, including a surveillance national programme for pneumonia. In addition she has been involved in a number of research projects nested in the surveillance programme including working on the specific risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a high HIV prevalence setting. She has been actively involved in international groups including the RSV Global Epidemiology Network network to estimate RSV burden globally and the World Health Organisation working group to set up global surveillance for RSV.
She has a joint appointment as a lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersand and has co-supervised Msc Students in the field of epidemiology. She has published a number peer-reviewed papers.
Dr Sarona Lengana
Sarona Lengana is a medical officer in the epidemiology unit of the Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa. She qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained a postgraduate diploma in HIV management from the College of Medicine of South Africa. In her position at the NICD she helps to plan, execute and monitor different CRDM surveillance programmes and related projects that help guide policy with regards to the control and management of respiratory and meningeal diseases. She trains nurse surveillance officers across multiple sites around the country on procedures and data collection related to different surveillance and research studies. Key projects that she has worked on include routine pneumonia and meningitis surveillance programmes, a pneumococcal case-control study, a maternal influenza vaccination study and an infant burden study.