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Dr Saloshni Naidoo

University of Kwazulu-Natal


We are pleased to announce that Saloshni Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa will give a keynote presentation at X2018. The presentation title is “Exposure Science methods and Challenges for Developing Countries”.

Dr Saloshni Naidoo (MBChB, FCPHM, MMed, PHD, DOH, DHSM)

Dr Naidoo is the Head of the Department of Public Health Medicine in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she is involved in student teaching, research supervision and clinical service delivery. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Natal in 1992, became a Public Health Medicine Specialist in 2003 and is an Associate in the Division of Occupational Medicine in the College of Public Health Medicine. In 2006 she obtained a Master of Medicine Degree in Community Health from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2011 she obtained her PHD from the Institute of Risk Assessment Science, Utrecht University, Netherlands. Dr Naidoo‘s research interests lie in two areas, namely occupational and environmental impacts on women’s reproductive health and child development, and Tuberculosis exposure and health outcomes in working populations. She is currently leading a cohort project studying the impact of prenatal pesticide exposure on maternal reproductive health and infant neurodevelopment in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Her multiple publications highlight the plight of women working in agriculture and risks faced by healthcare workers in South Africa. She has been funded by various agencies including, The South Africa Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD), The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the South African Medical Research Council and the National Research Foundation.