Mooketsi Molefi, MB ChB, MSCE

International Scholar

  •  Senior Lecturer | University of Botswana Faculty of Medicine
  •  Botswana
  •   Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Informatics

Languages: Setswana, English

Bio statement

As a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health at the University of Botswana's Faculty of Medicine, my responsibilities are related to research, mentorship, and service. I have extensive research experience, including guiding students in research projects, serving as a Principal Investigator for NIH-funded trials, and conducting observational, quasi-experimental, and experimental studies. I contribute to shaping the research agenda through coordinating graduate specialist research training, mentor trainees pursuing various degrees, and co-lead an Injury and Trauma Research Training Program. I have developed a keen interest in health-related outcome measurements, road traffic accidents, suicide Epidemiology in Botswana.

Recent global health projects

At the height of COVID-19 in 2021, I led an analysis of China's data to determine the effect of lockdown on the incidence of COVID-19 using the China's publicly available data, and the paper got published in the Biomed Research International journal
More recently, my team and I have been involved in investigating the Epidemiology of road traffic accidents in Botswana, which got our abstract accepted at the 2nd Edition of the International Public Health Conference in Singapore.

Selected publications

Molefi M, Chofle A, Molloy S, Kalluvya S, Changalucha J, Cainelli F, Leeme T, Lekwape N, Goldberg D,Haverkamp M, Bisson G, Perfect J, Letang E, Fenner L, Meintjes G, Burton R, Makadzange T, Ndhlovu C, HopeW, Harrison T, Jarvis J. AMBITION-cm: intermittent high dose AmBisome on a high dose fluconazole backbone for cryptococcal meningitis induction therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlledtrialTrials 2015, 16:276 (17 June 2015)

Tlhakanelo J, Tshikuka J, Molefi M, Damas Magafu M, Masupe T, Matchaba-Hove, R. (2015) HIV Hospital Admissions Attributable to Specific Opportunistic Infections and Factors Associated with Them at a Botswana Referral Hospital. World Journal of AIDS, 5, 175-181. doi: 10.4236/wja.2015.53020.

Tlhakanelo JT, Tshikuka Mulumba JG, Molefi M, Magafu M G M D, Matchaba-Hove The burden of Opportunistic infections among HIV patients admitted at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana, and associated exposure factors. J J Aids Hiv.2015,1(2):010

Tenforde MW Mokomane , Leeme , Patel RK, Lekwape , Ramodimoosi , Dube B, Williams EA, Mokobela K, Tawanana E, Pilatwe T, Hurt WJ, Mitchell H, Banda DL, Stone H, Molefi M, Mokgacha K, Phillips H, Mullan PC,Steenhoff AP, Mashalla Y, Mine , Jarvis JN. Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease in Botswana Following Successful Antiretroviral Therapy Rollout: Incidence of and Temporal Trends in Cryptococcal Meningitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 1;65(5):779-786

Rankgoane-Pono G, Tshikuka JG, Magafu MGMD, Masupe T, Molefi M, Hamda SG, Setlhare V, Tapera R, Mbongwe B. Incidence of diabetes mellitus-related comorbidities among patients attending two major HIV clinics in Botswana: a 12-year retrospective cohort study. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Feb 1;11(1):90

Molefi M, Tlhakanelo JT, Phologolo T, Hamda SG, Masupe T, Tsima B, Setlhare V, Mashalla Y, Wiebe DJ. The Impact of China's Lockdown Policy on the Incidence of COVID-19: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. Biomed Res Int. 2021 Oct 28;2021:9498029. doi: 10.1155/2021/9498029. PMID: 34722775; PMCID: PMC8553467.

Last Updated: 01 February 2024