Mrs Dessai F

Mrs Dessai F


Mrs Fazana Dessai


 +27 (0)31 260 4316



Medical School


Principal Technician

 Biosketch  Fazana Dessai nee Karim is a qualified Biomedical Technologist registered with the Health Professions Council. She has a degree in Biomedical Technology and has 15 years of medical laboratory experience. She has been previously employed as a Laboratory Manager at K-RITH, Laboratory Manager at the Department of Medical Microbiology, UKZN; acting Laboratory Manager at the Hasso Plattner Laboratory, DDMRI and Head: Diagnostics at the CAPRISA Laboratory, DDMRI. She has a Medical Microbiology background and a special interest in Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
 Publications  Koleka Mlisana, Nivashnee Naicker, Lise Werner, Lindi Roberts, Francois van Loggerenberg, Cheryl Baxter, Jo-Ann S.Passmore, Anneke C.Grobler, A.Willem Sturm, Carolyn Williamson, Katharina Ronacher, Gerhard Walzi and Salim S. Abdool Karim. Acknowledgment: Fazana Karim. Symptomatic vaginal discharge is a poor predictor of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Genital Tract Inflammation in High Risk Women in South Africa. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012, 206. 06-14

K.Israel-Ballard, A.Coutsoudis, C.J.Chantry, A.W.Sturm, F.Karim, L.Sibeko, B.Abrams and T.H.Sukirtha. Flash-heated and Pretoria pasteurized destroys HIV in breast milk and preserves nutrients. Advanced Biotech, Sep 2008

K. Israel-Ballard, A. Coutsoudis, C. J. Chantry, A. W. Sturm, F. Karim, L. Sibeko and B. Abrams. Bacterial Safety of Flash-heated and Unheated Expressed Breast milk during storage. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2006, Volume 52, number 6, pp.399-405

A J Herring, R C Ballard, V Pope, R A Adegbola, J Changalucha, D W Fitzgerald, E W Hook, III, A Kubanova, S Mananwatte, J W Pape, A W Sturm, B West, Y P Yin and R W Peeling. Acknowledgement: F Karim. A multi-centre evaluation of nine rapid, point-of-care syphilis tests using archived sera. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections, December 2006, 82 Suppl 5: v7-12.

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