Duduzile Ndwandwe, from South Africa, has defended with success her IMVACC Master thesis entitled “Prevalence and determinants of missed opportunities for vaccination in South Africa: a multi-level analysis”. She has been awarded the diploma and 60 ECTS from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Duduzile Ndwandwe was honored in 2021 by the South Africa Medical Research Council as a champion woman. She has published 31 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact factor journals and is the team leader for clinical trial registration and vaccine implementation research projects at Cochrane South Africa, where she shares her vaccinology expertise with colleagues.

In addition, she serves on various global COVID-19 clinical research networks. In her private capacity, Duduzile organised a Career Expo for High School learners from underprivileged communities in July 2019.