Ritika Tiwari

Dr Ritika Tiwari PhD (Health Management), PGDM (Human Resource), B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology

Lecturer in Public Health

Dr Tiwari is a Lecturer in Public Health, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (Feb 2022 – currently)

She has undertaken research on critical aspects of Human Resources for Health (HRH) by developing appropriate techniques and models for the estimation and forecasting of HRH in South Africa and India. The focus of her research is on the provision of universal health coverage through the reduction of geo-spatial inequities in resource deficit settings for general and specialized services of health care workers.

She has served as Member of the Ministerial Task Team constituted by the National Department of Health, South Africa for ‘2030 Human Resources for Health Strategy: Investing in the Health Workforce for Universal Health Coverage'.

Posts Held Previously:

  • Post Doctorate Fellow, Division of Health   Systems and Public Health, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch   University, Cape Town, South Africa (Feb 2019 – Dec 2021)
  • Senior Program Officer-Academic Programs,   Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India (Apr 2015 – Dec 2018)
  • Program Officer-Academic Programs, Public   Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India (Aug 2012-Mar 2015)
  • Project Associate, Public Health Foundation of   India, New Delhi, India (Feb 2012 – Jul 2012)
  • Consultant Management, Management Sciences   National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi, India (Apr   2011- Feb 2012)
  • Consultant – Management, RCH / NRHM Project   National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi, India (Aug 2010   – Mar 2011)
  • Part Time Faculty, Management Sciences   National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi, India (Jan 2010   – Jul 2010)
  • Management Trainee, T.I.M.E., New Delhi, India   (Jan 2009 – Dec 2009)

Responsibilities within the university

To conduct high quality research and teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Public Health

Recognition

  • Member of SU-CUGH Conference – Academic   Programme and Emerging Leaders Committee – 2021-22
  • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Rehabilitation   Sciences, Research Topic – Sustainable Development Goals – upcoming Research Topic

Research / Scholarly interests

Health Systems, Human Resources for Health, Public Health Education, Health Workforce estimation & forecasting

Key funded projects

  • Developing a strategic framework for action on   HIV health workforce (with a focus on HIV-Associated comorbidities - Cardio-Metabolic, Chronic Kidney and Neuropsychiatry Diseases). Pittsburgh & Stellenbosch Universities HIV-Associated Cardio-Metabolic, Chronic Kidney and Neuropsychiatry Diseases Research Training Fellowship Programme (2021)
  • Developing a human resource for health (HRH)   module for students of medicine and health. Fund for Innovation and Research   into Learning and Teaching (FIRLT), Stellenbosch University (Jun 2021 – Dec   2021)
  • Developing a vaccinology module for students   of medicine and health sciences (undergraduate and postgraduate level). Fund   for Innovation and Research into Learning and Teaching (FIRLT), Stellenbosch   University (Jun 2021 – Dec 2021)

Recent publications

Article

Tiwari, Ritika , English, René, Begg, Kerrin, Chikte, Usuf (2022), Re-envisioning global health competencies for the African region aligned with local health needs and resources. Ubiquity Press. In: , , , . Ubiquity Press, Annals of Global Health, 88: 90 (1) . pp. 1-11 (doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3844).

Tiwari, Ritika , Negandhi, Himanshu, Zodpey, Sanjay (2022), India's public health management cadre policy. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia, 4: 100053 ISSN: 2772-3682 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lansea.2022.100053).

Mkhize, Nokulunga , Tiwari, Ritika, Chikte, Usuf, Pitcher, Richard (2022), Temporal trends in the South African diagnostic radiology workforce (2002-2019). Cureus. In: , , , . Cureus, Cureus Journal of Medical Science, 14: e27148 (7) ISSN: 2168-8184 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.27148).

Tiwari, Ritika and , Amien, Aqeelah (2022), Counting dermatologists in South Africa: number, distribution and requirement. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, British Journal of Dermatology ISSN: 0007-0963 (Print), 1365-2133 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.21036).

Tiwari, Ritika , English, Rene, Chikte, Usuf (2021), Estimating the emergency care workforce in South Africa. AOSIS. In: , , , . AOSIS, African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 13: a3174 (1) ISSN: 2071-2928 (Print), 2071-2936 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v13i1.3174).

Tiwari, Ritika , Chikte, Usuf, Chu, Kathryn (2021), Estimating the specialist surgical workforce density in South Africa. Ubiquity Press. In: , , , . Ubiquity Press, Annals of Global Health, 87: 83 (1) . pp. 1-10 2214-9996 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3480).

Kumashie, Dominic , Tiwari, Ritika, Hassen, Muhammed, Chikte, Usuf , Davids, Razeen (2021), Trends in the nephrologist workforce in South Africa (2002–2017) and forecasting for 2030. Public Library of Science (PLoS). In: , , , . Public Library of Science (PLoS), PLoS ONE, 16: e0255903 (8) 1932-6203 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255903).

Tiwari, Ritika , Bhayat, Ahmed, Chikte, Usuf (2021), Forecasting for the need of dentists and specialists in South Africa until 2030. Public Library of Science (PLoS). In: , , , . Public Library of Science (PLoS), PLoS ONE, 16: e0251238 (5) 1932-6203 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251238).

Tiwari, Ritika , Wildschut-February, Angelique, Nkonki, Lungiswa, English, Rene , Karangwa, Innocent , Chikte, Usuf (2021), Reflecting on the current scenario and forecasting the future demand for medical doctors in South Africa up to 2030: towards equal representation of women. BMC - World Health Organization. In: , , , . BMC - World Health Organization, Human Resources for Health, 19: 27 1478-4491 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-021-00567-2).

Ned, Lieketseng , Tiwari, Ritika, Hess-April, Lucia, Lorenzo, Theresa , Chikte, Usuf (2020), A situational mapping overview of training programmes for community-based rehabilitation workers in Southern Africa: strategies for strengthening accessible rural rehabilitation practice. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Public Health, 8: 569279 2296-2565 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.569279).

Tiwari, Ritika , Pillay, Mershen, Kathard, Harsha, Chikte, Usuf (2020), Sustainable workforce: South African audiologists and speech therapists. BMC - World Health Organization. In: , , , . BMC - World Health Organization, Human Resources for Health, 18: 47 1478-4491 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-020-00488-6).

Ned, Lieketseng , Tiwari, Ritika, Buchanan, Helen, Niekerk, Niekerk , Sherry, Kate , Chikte, Usuf (2020), Changing demographic trends among South African occupational therapists: 2002 to 2018. BMC - Springer Nature. In: , , , . BMC - Springer Nature, Human Resources for Health, 18: 22 1478-4491 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-020-0464-3).

Mduzana, Luphiwo , Tiwari, Ritika, Ned, Lieketseng, Chikte, Usuf (2019), Exploring national human resource profile and trends of Prosthetists/Orthotists in South Africa from 2002 to 2018. Taylor and Francis. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis, Global Health Action, 13: 1792192 (1) ISSN: 1654-9716 (Print), 1654-9880 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2020.1792192).

Karan, Anup , Negandhi, Himanshu, Nair, Rajesh, Sharma, Anjali , Tiwari, Ritika , Zodpey, Sanjay (2019), Size, composition and distribution of human resource for health in India: new estimates using National Sample Survey and Registry data. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, BMJ Open, 9: e025979 2044-6055 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025979).

Tiwari, Ritika , Negandhi, Himanshu, Zodpey, Sanjay (2019), Forecasting the future need and gaps in requirements for public health professionals in India up to 2026. World Health Organization (WHO). In: , , , . World Health Organization (WHO), WHO South-East Asia journal of public health, 8 (1) . pp. 56-65 ISSN: 2224-3151 (Print), 2304-5272 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4103/2224-3151.255351).

Tiwari, Ritika , Negandhi, Himanshu, Zodpey, Sanjay (2018), Health management workforce for India in 2030. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Public Health, 6: 227 2296-2565 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2018.00227).

Tiwari, Ritika , Negandhi, Himanshu, Zodpey, Sanjay (2018), Current status of master of public health programmes in India: a scoping review. World Health Organization (WHO). In: , , , . World Health Organization (WHO), WHO South-East Asia journal of public health, 7 (1) . pp. 29-35 ISSN: 2224-3151 (Print), 2304-5272 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4103/2224-3151.228425).

Negandhi, Himanshu , Tiwari, Ritika, Sharma, Anjali, Nair, Rajesh , Zodpey, Sanjay , Allam, Ramesh Reddy , Oruganti, Ganesh (2017), Rapid assessment of facilitators and barriers related to the acceptance, challenges and community perception of daily regimen for treating tuberculosis in India. Taylor and Francis. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis, Global Health Action, 10: 1290315 (1) ISSN: 1654-9716 (Print), 1654-9880 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2017.1290315).

Zodpey, Sanjay and , Tiwari, Ritika (2016), Landscaping teaching and training of urban health as a part of health professional education in India. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Journal of Health Management, 18 (3) . pp. 351-360 ISSN: 0972-0634 (Print), 0973-0729 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0972063416651563).

Negandhi, Himanshu , Negandhi, Preeti, Tiwari, Ritika, Sharma, Anjali , Zodpey, Sanjay , Kulatilaka, Hemali , Tikyani, Sangeeta (2015), Developing core competencies for monitoring and evaluation tracks in South Asian MPH programs. BMC. In: , , , . BMC, BMC Medical Education, 15: 126 1472-6920 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-015-0403-5).

Bagga, Rajni , Jaiswal, Vaishali, Tiwari, Ritika (2015), Role of directorates in promoting nursing and midwifery across the various states of India: call for leadership for reforms. Medknow Publications - Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM). In: , , , . Medknow Publications - Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM), Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 40 (2) . pp. 90-96 ISSN: 0970-0218 (Print), 1998-3581 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.153870).