| Bio sketch
||Khumbulani Hlongwana, who holds a PhD in Public Health, is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine, UKZN. He convenes MPH qualitative research methods module and teaches in others. Using his social sciences background and a strong appreciation of qualitative research methods, and as a Co-PI of Multimillion Rands Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (involving six African countries), he brings an important dimension into the team, especially with respect to health systems research and policy implementation. He is a Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (BREC) member since 2016. He has published over 45 articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals and his publications cut across HIV and AIDS, malaria and cancer. He supervises Masters and PhD students, a peer-reviewer for several international journals and an external examiner for few Universities. He is also one of the founding members of the Early and Mid-career Academic Platform (EMAP).