About Farirai Mutenherwa

mutenherwaf@gmail.com +27 (0) 31 260 3744


PhD student under the supervision of Professor Tulio de Oliveira and Professor Douglass Wassenaar. My PhD focuses on the social, ethical and legal issues associated with using pathogen data to link infections, in particular, using phylogenetic analysis results as evidence to prove HIV transmission. My previous work has focused on the quality of the informed consent process and the review and oversight of social and behavioural research in a Zimbabwean context.


Wellcome Trust Ethics Bursary Fellow at the Global Health Bioethics Network (GHBN) with project title: "Ethical issues in the use of molecular epidemiological techniques - a literature review and expert opinion analysis. Link to Farirai fellowship at GHBN website.



Adding a Voice to the Unique Ethical Considerations in Molecular HIV Surveillance.
Mutenherwa F, Wassenaar D, de Oliveira T, The American Journal of Bioethics (2020), https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2020.1806399:.

Experts' Perspectives on Key Ethical Issues Associated With HIV Phylogenetics as Applied in HIV Transmission Dynamics Research.
Mutenherwa F, Wassenaar DR, de Oliveira T, J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics (2019), 1556264618809608. doi: 10.1177/1556264618809608:.

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KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira