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/Dr Prestige Tatenda Makanga
Dr Prestige Tatenda Makanga

Position: Senior Lecturer

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  • Ph.D. in Geography – Simon Fraser University, Canada(2016)
  • MSc Engin Geomatics – University of Cape Town, South Africa (2010)
  • BSc (Hons) Surveying and Geomatics – Midlands State University, Zimbabwe (2006)

Research Interests:

  • The geographies of health
  • Spatial data infrastructures (SDI)
  • Applied geographical information science (GISc)


  • Molla YB, Rawlins B, Makanga PT, Cunningham M, Hernández-Ávila JEE, Ruktanonchai CW, Singh K, Alford S, Thompson M, Dwivedi V, Moran AC, Matthews Z. Mapping and GIS for improving maternal newborn health: recommendations for policy and programs (Forthcoming; BMC Pregnancy and Child Birth)
  • Firoz, T., Vidler, M., Makanga, P. T., Boene, H., Chiaú, R., Sevene, E., … Munguambe, K. (2016). Community perspectives on the determinants of maternal health in rural southern Mozambique: a qualitative study. Reproductive Health, 13(2), 123–131
  • Makanga, P. T., Schuurman, N., Sacoor, C., Boene, H., von Dadelszen, P., &Firoz, T. (2016). Guidelines for creating framework data for GIS analysis in low- and middle-income countries. The Canadian Geographer / Le GéographeCanadien,
  • Makanga, P. T.,Schuurman, N., von Dadelszen, P., &Firoz, T. (2016). A scoping review of geographic information systems in maternal health. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 134(1), 13–17
  • Munguambe K, Boene H, Vidler M, Bique C, Sawchuck D, Firoz T, Makanga PT, Qureshi R, Macete E, Menendez C, Von Dadelszen P, Sevene E.(2016).Barriers and facilitators to health care seeking behaviors in pregnancy in rural communities of southern Mozambique. Reproductive Health, 13(1)
  • Makanga PT, Schuurman N & Randall E. (2015). Community perceptions of risk for interpersonal violence in Cape Town South Africa: A focus group study. Global Public Health, 1-15.
  • Brown-Luthango M, Makanga P& Smit J. (2013). Towards effective city planning—The case of Cape Town in identifying potential housing land.” Urban Forum 23:15.
  • Govender, I., Matzopoulos, R., Makanga, P. &Corrigal, J. (2012). Piloting a trauma surveillance tool for primary healthcare emergency centers. South African Medical Journal, 102, 4.
  • Makanga, P.& Smit, J. (2010). A review of the status of spatial data infrastructure implementation in Africa. South African Computer Journal, 45, 18 – 25.

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