A Bit About Us

Epicentre is a company founded in 2001 on a vision.
We are an independent organization that is
committed to creating a positive impact on the health
and wellness in South Africa.

We want to close the gap between unscreened,
undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections
as well as other chronic diseases.

We’re focusing on research, implementation,
evaluation & tools. We provide:

1. What needs to be done

2. Where it needs to be done

3. Sharing our skills with others

4. Delivering medical equipment

Meet Our Team Leaders

Who Are We?

We are a dynamic multi-ethnic team

We are leading the way in South Africa’s health industry

Cherie Cawood


The founding member of the Epicentre team. Cherie holds a BCom in Marketing, an MBA, a post graduate degree in monitoring & evaluation, and she is a skilled project manager.

Cherie is a senior researcher has been the principal investigator on many large scale research projects and has published extensively in high impact journals. Over the last 20 years she has implemented health programs that have made a positive impact on society .

David Khanyile


David holds a BA in Social Science, has an Honours in both Psychology and in HIV/AIDS. He has published extensively in high impact journals.

David is a senior scientist with two decades of experience in leading Epicentre’s field operations. He is skilled at implementing studies and programs. David is essential in managing large teams to ensure standard operating procedures are adhered to and high quality results achieved.

Neliswa Dladla

Regional Manager: Johannesburg

Neliswa has a Master of Population Studies and Demography, and a Bachelor in Social Work. Before joining epicentre she worked for CAPRISA conducting quality audits.

Neliswa manages all field operations from projects assigned to the Johannesburg office. She has successfully implemented several of Epicentre’s large community and clinic studies.


Read more about all the projects we are involved in.

Our Work

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