Saiqa Mullick

Director: Implementation Science


Prof Saiqa Mullick, MBBCh MSc MPH PhD, is Reader/Associate Professor and Director of Implementation Science at Wits RHI. Prof. Saiqa Mullick is a medical doctor and infectious disease epidemiologist specialising in innovative interventions for HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health, vaccines, and climate and health. At Wits RHI, she leads a multi-disciplinary team driving implementation science research, policy support, demand creation, market shaping and large-scale program execution.

Notably, she is principal investigator on multiple implementation science studies focusing on generating real-world data on integrated service delivery for young women. She has served as Deputy Director for the USAID-funded OPTIONS Consortium, enhancing HIV prevention access for women in South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. She currently is a strategic leader in the MOSAIC project, accelerating new biomedical HIV prevention products across 13 countries in East and Southern Africa.

Prof. Mullick serves on several national and international technical expert committees, including the national PrEP and STI technical working groups and the WHO STI Guidelines Development Group. She is a frequent speaker at global conferences on HIV prevention and adolescent health and has published extensively in these fields.

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