Dr P.(Vassie) Naidoo

Dr P.(Vassie) Naidoo

Person

Dr P.(Vassie) Naidoo    

Telephone

 +27 (0)31 260 7487   

Email

naidoopj@ukzn.ac.za  

Campus

Westville

Research  Interests

HIV/AIDS,

 Indigenous Knowledge Systems,

Schistosomiasis

Designation

                  Senior Lecturer  

 

 Biosketch

Dr Panjasaram (Vassie) Naidoo is a senior lecturer in the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UKZN.  She also lectures primary health care nurses in pharmacology. She currently serves on the South African Pharmacy Council (Statutory Body for pharmacists in SA) and the Scheduling and Naming Committee of the Medicines Control Council of SA. She is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) and the responsible pharmacist and owner of DKN Pharmacy. She is a member of many professional bodies and organisations such as the International AIDS Society, HIV Clinicians Society, Society of Clinical Pharmacy, Community and Academic sector of the PSSA and the International Federation of Pharmacists ( FIP). 

She also serves on many Committees of the SAPC and is the current chairman of the CPD Committee. She serves on the Human and Social Science Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC) of UKZN.  Dr Naidoo has represented the pharmacy profession in giving input to the SA Parliament, NDOH, PDOH, and the local health structures of KZN including many medical aid associations.

Her research interests:  Schistosomiasis, HIV/AIDS, NHI . She supervises Masters and PhD students in these areas and has publications in many SAPSE /ISI rated journals. 

Dr Naidoo is involved in community work both formally and informally. 

List of Publications

  1. Magaisa K, Taylor M, Kjetland E, Naidoo P. A review of the control of schistosomiasis in South Africa.  South African Journal of Science.  Accepted for publication 21.5.2015
  2. Naidoo P, Other health seeking behaviours of HIV and AIDS patients visiting private sector doctors in the eThekwini Metro of KwaZulu-Natal. South African Family Practice Aug 2014; 56(4):1–6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786190.2014.953884.
  3. Naidoo P, Chetty V, Chetty M. Impact of CYP polymorphisms, ethnicity and sex differences in metabolism on dosing strategies: the case of efavirenz.. Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 2014. Jan 5.
  4. Naidoo P, Dawood F, Driver C, Narainsamy M, Ndlovu S, Ndlovu V. Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of pharmacy and nursing students towards male circumcision and HIV in a KwaZulu-Natal University, South Africa. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2012;4(1), Art. #327, 7 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm. v4i1.327  
  5. Naidoo P, Other health seeking behaviours of  HIV and AIDS patients visiting private sector doctors in the eThekwini Metro of KwaZulu-Natal. South African Family Practice Aug 2014; 56(4):1–6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786190.2014.953884.
  6. Naidoo P, Chetty V, Chetty M. Impact of CYP polymorphisms, ethnicity and sex differences in metabolism on dosing strategies: the case of efavirenz.. Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 2014. Jan 5.
  7. Naidoo P, Dawood F, Driver C, Narainsamy M, Ndlovu S, Ndlovu V. Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of pharmacy and nursing students towards male circumcision and HIV in a KwaZulu-Natal University, South Africa. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2012;4(1), Art. #327, 7 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm. v4i1.327
  8. Govender  S,  Esterhuizen T,  Naidoo P,  Impact of Pharmacists’ Intervention on the knowledge of HIV infected patients in a public sector hospital of KwaZulu-Natal. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med.2011;3 (1), Art.#258,8 pages. Doi:10.4102/phcfm.v3i1.258
  9. Naidoo P, Private healthcare sector doctors and HIV testing practices in the eThekwini Metro of Kwa-Zulu Natal . S Afr Fam Pract 2011 ;53 (6):573-578
  10. Naidoo P, Focus  Group Discussion with Private Sector Doctors in the eThekwini Metro of KwaZulu Natal on the management of HIV and AIDS patients. SA Fam Pract 2011;53(2): 176-181
  11. Naidoo P, Esterhuizen TM, Jinabhai CC, Taylor M, Evaluation of the Clinical management of HIV-infected patients by private sector doctors in the eThekwini Metro, KwaZulu-Natal. SA Fam Pract 2010; 52(5): 451-458.
  12. Naidoo P, Jinabhai CC, Taylor M, Identification of sources from which doctors in the private sector obtain information on HIV and AIDS. SA Fam Pract 2010; 52(2): 137-141 .
  13. Naidoo P, Taylor M, Jinabhai CC, Adherence-monitoring practices by private healthcare sector doctors managing HIV and AIDS patients in the eThekwini Metro of  KwaZulu-Natal. SA Fam Pract 2010; 52(5): 471-475 .
  14. Naidoo P, Jinabhai CC, Taylor M, The willingness of private- sector doctors to manage public-sector HIV/AIDS patients in the eThekwini Metropolitan region of KwaZulu-Natal. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med 2010; 2(1): Art #102, 5 pages, DOI:10.4102/phcfm.v2i1.102. [article available at http://www.phcfm.org]
  15. Naidoo P, Factors influencing HAART adherence among private health care sector patients in a suburb of the eThekwini Metro. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med 2009; 1(1): Art #12, 4pgs.DOI: 10.4102/phcfm.v1i1.12 [article available at http://www.phcfm.org]
  16. Naidoo P, Govender T, Hoosen Z, Lutchman N, Mkhasibe N, Ngcobo S, Sivapersad K, dentifying perceptions of UKZN graduates on the relevance and adequacy of the pharmacy curriculum to current pharmacy practice : SA Pharmaceutical Journal, 2009, 76 (10) page 36-43.
  17. E Ojewole, I Mackraj, P Naidoo, T Govender, Exploring the use of novel drug delivery systems for antiretroviral drugs, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 2008, 70: 697-710.
  18. T Govender, I Mackraj, E Ojewole, P Naidoo, Polymeric nanoparticles for enhancing antiretroviral drug therapy, Drug Delivery, 2008, 15: 493-501.
  19. Naidoo P, Jinabhai CC, Taylor M, Role and contribution of private healthcare sector doctors in the management of HIV infected patients in the Ethekwini Metropolitan area of KwaZulu-Natal.   South Afr J Epidemiol Infect 2007; 22(1): 13-17 .
  20. Lutchman D, Naidoo P, Illegal Topical Corticosteroids in KwaZulu Natal: Abuse continues—stability highly questionable. South African Medical Journal, April 2006.Vol.96 (.4): 284-286 
  21. Naidoo P, Barriers to HIV care and Treatment by Doctors: A review of the literature. SA Fam Pract 2006; 48(2): 55

 

Book Chapter: 

 

  1. Gray A, Gengiah T, Naidoo P. The pharmacist’s assistant – a case study of a mid-level worker option. In Ijumba P, Barron P (eds). South African Health Review 2005. Health Systems Trust, Durban, 2005.

 

Peer Reviewed Abstracts Accepted for Poster Presentation at an International Conference.

 

  1. Naidoo P, Focus group discussion with private sector doctors in the eThekwini Metro of Kwa Zulu-Natal on the management of HIV and AIDS patients. 17th International AIDS Conference, AUSTRIA. 2010.
  2. Naidoo P, HIV Testing practices of private sector doctors in the eThekwini Metro of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. 17th International AIDS Conference , AUSTRIA. 2010.