Dr. Lungiswa Tsolekile
  • Position: Lecturer
    Qualifications:  BSc (Hons) (Dietetics), MPH, PhD (UWC)
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    ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lungiswa_Tsolekile

Lungiswa Tsolekile is a dietician who has been involved in research on chronic poverty. Her current interests include childhood obesity and the prevention and control of chronic non- communicable diseases (NCDs) in adults. She has been working with community health workers (CHWs) in promoting healthy lifestyles for prevention of chronic NCDs, as well exploring the use of motivational interviewing by CHWs to change the eating behaviours of community members. Her current work focuses on training CHWs involved with chronic NCDs.

In 2018 Lungi obtained her PhD in Public Health. Her thesis addressed the development of an integrated model of care for use by CHWs working with chronic NCDs in Khayelitsha, South Africa.


Libman, K., Freudenberg, N., Sanders, D., Puoane, T., & Tsolekile, L. (2015). The role of urban food policy in preventing diet-related non-communicable diseases in Cape Town and New York. Public health, 129(4), 327-335.

Thow AM, Sanders D, Drury E, Puoane T, Chowdhury SN, Tsolekile L, Negin J. Regional trade and the nutrition transition: opportunities to strengthen NCD prevention policy in the Southern African Development Community. Global Health Action 2015, 8: 28338 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.28338

Tsolekile, L. P., Abrahams-Gessel, S., & Puoane, T. (2015). Healthcare Professional Shortage and Task-Shifting to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Implications for Low-and Middle-Income Countries. Current cardiology reports, 17(12), 1-6.

Victoria Miller, Salim Yusuf, Clara K Chow, Mahshid Dehghan, Daniel J Corsi, Karen Lock, Barry Popkin, Sumathy Rangarajan, Rasha Khatib, Scott A Lear, Prem Mony, Manmeet Kaur, Viswanathan Mohan, Krishnapillai Vijayakumar, Rajeev Gupta, Annamarie Kruger, Lungiswa Tsolekile, Noushin Mohammadifard, Omar Rahman, Annika Rosengren, Alvaro Avezum, Andrés Orlandini, Noorhassim Ismail, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Kubilay Karsidag, Romaina Iqbal, Jephat Chifamba, Solange Martinez Oakley, Farnaza Ariffi n, Katarzyna Zatonska, Paul Poirier, Li Wei, Bo Jian, Chen Hui, Liu Xu, Bai Xiulin, Koon Teo, Andrew Mente. Availability, affordability, and consumption of fruits and vegetables in 18 countries across income levels: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. www.thelancet.com/lancetgh Published online August 23, 2016 

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