Mntambo, Ntokozo

Mntambo, Ntokozo


Discipline Psychology
Contact Number 031-260-1967
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address B16, Lower Ground Floor Memorial Tower Building (Psychology Clinic)
Last Updated 2 years ago

Degrees Held

  • Master of Social Science (Research Psychology), UKZN, 2013
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), UKZN, 2009
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Media Studies), UKZN, 2008


  • Gender and sexuality (with a focus on masculinity)
  • Mental health
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Implementation Science
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Maternal and child health


  • Research methodology with a focus on qualitative methods.
  • Community Psychology

Selected Publications

Community Engagement

All projects listed can be accessed at the following website: (

  • (2018-2019) Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health Integration (SMHINT)

    S-MhINT is a research- and capacity-building consortium in Southern Africa that aims to use implementation science to strengthen regional mental health integration into primary health, antenatal, and chronic care platforms in under-resourced areas of eastern South Africa, central Mozambique and southern Tanzania.

  • (2018) Mental Health Integration Project (MhINT)

    The MhINT programme aimed to facilitate the integration of mental health services in PHCs through a task-sharing approach that strengthens detection of common mental health disorders (i.e. depression and anxiety) and provides a referral pathway for patients within the PHC system.

  • (2015-2017) ProgRamme for Improving Mental Health CarE (PRIME)

    The purpose of PRIME was to generate world-class research evidence on the implementation and scaling up of treatment programmes of priority mental disorders which can be widely adopted by policy makers and practitioners in low and middle-income countries.

  • (2015-2017) Emerging Mental Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (EMERALD)

    EMERALD is an international research consortium which involves identifying key mental health system barriers to, and solutions for, the scaled-up delivery and the improvement of health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs). The programme is comprised of six work packages which are implemented across six countries; South Africa, Nepal, India, Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

  • (2014) KwaZulu Natal Initiative for Breastfeeding Support (KIBS)

    The KIBS project aimed to investigate breastfeeding practices at 14weeks of age in all districts in KwaZulu Natal.

  • (2013-2014) Integration for service and sustainability (ISIS)- Implementation of an integrated maternal child and women’s health and HIV service in one sub-district in KwaZulu Natal

    This project aimed to develop and implement a framework for the provision of integrated maternal and child health and HIV services in the well-child setting in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Department of Health.

  • (2012-2014) The Effectiveness of HIV-adapted Community Case Management Materials to Increase Uptake of MCH and HIV Interventions

    This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Community Case Management of Childhood Illness Training and Continuous Quality Improvement Supervision for CCGs to support MCNWH interventions.

  • (2011) The perceived roles of community care givers and the acceptability of implementing a community-based maternal, neonatal, child and women’s health intervention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    This aim of this study was to assess community perceptions of the role of community care givers in the provision of maternal, neonatal, child and women’s health care at the community level

  • (2011) Longitudinal, ethnographic study of care and treatment of children under 5 years in the KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa

    A prospective cohort study which visited 20 households with HIV-infected children under the age of 5 years 4 times each over a period of 6 months. During this period, information regarding recent morbidity, health seeking behaviour, treatment decisions and adherence and socio-demographic information was collected.


  • Qualitative research design and practice

Student Supervision