Mr Mothusi Nyofane is a PhD Nutrition student at the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on postnatal growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with and without a medical history of fetal growth restriction and influences of maternal HIV exposure. His study is a follow up to UmbiFlow International study and its substudy UmbiBaby; he also investigates high-risk participants of the Siyakhula study. He is a member of various professional bodies, including the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA), the South African Association of Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) and the International AIDS Society (IAS). Mr Mothusi was awarded the IAS 2021 Scholarship to participate in the international 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021); this scholarship included the complimentary two-year IAS membership (or an extension for IAS members). At this conference, Mr Mothusi was also selected as a Youth Ambassador of the IAS 2021 Virtual conference. He presented the poster on feeding practices, and the daily cost of the diet of an HIV exposed child at the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021 - the precede to the IAS 2021 conference. He received free registration as a young investigator/academia to attend HIV Pediatrics 2021. Mr Mothusi aspires to take a postdoctoral research fellowship with the research focusing on the impacts of prenatal and postpartum HIV and antiretroviral exposure on a child’s growth and development.
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