Peer-Reviewed Articles


  1. HOFMAN, K; MADHI, S. The unanticipated costs of COVID-19 to South Africa’s quadruple disease burden. South African Medical Journal, [S.l.], jul. 2020. ISSN 2078-5135. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 Jul. 2020
  2. Tugendhaft, A., Danis, M., Christofides, N., Kahn, K., Erzse, A., Gold, M., Twine, R., Khosa, A., Hofman, K. (2020). CHAT SA: Modification of a Public Engagement Tool for Priority Setting for a South African Rural Context. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.110.
  3. Adams J, Hofman K, Moubarac J-C, Thow AM. Public health response to ultra-processed food and drinks. BMJ. 2020;369:m2391.
  4. Erzse, A., Fraser, H., Levitt, N., & Hofman, K. (2020). Prioritising action on diabetes during COVID-19South African Medical Journal, 0. Retrieved from
  5. Kruger, P. Compelled testing for the novel coronavirusSouth African Medical Journal, [S.l.], Jun. 2020. ISSN 2078-5135. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i7.14890
  6. Mosam, A et al. Building trust during COVID 19: Value-driven and ethical priority-setting. South African Medical Journal, [S.l.], p. 443-444, may. 2020. ISSN 2078-5135. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 Jun. 2020.
  7. Abdool Karim, S. (2020). Criminalisation of transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A potential challenge to controlling the outbreak in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 110(6), 458-460. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020v110i6.14753
  8. Motaze NV, Edoka I, Wiysonge CS, Metcalf CJE, Winter AK. Rubella Vaccine Introduction in the South African Public Vaccination Schedule: Mathematical Modelling for Decision Making. Vaccines. 2020; 8(3):383. 
  9. Ijeoma P Edoka, Nicholas K Stacey, Estimating a cost-effectiveness threshold for health care decision-making in South Africa, Health Policy and Planning, MARCH 2020
  10. Tseng, F.‐M., McPake, B. and Edoka, I. (2020), The Impact of Leaving Camps on Well‐being of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Uganda. South African Journal of Economics. doi:1111/saje.12241
  11. Bosire, E., Cohen, E., Erzse, A., Goldstein, S., Hofman, K., & Norris, S. (n.d.). ‘I’d say I’m fat, I’m not obese’: Obesity normalisation in urban-poor South Africa. Public Health Nutrition, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S1368980019004440
  12. Weiner R, Chauke L, Erzse A, Mnyani C, Wilkinson M, Ramogale-Zungu M, Masilela S, Hofman KJ. “Maternal Hypertension Quality Standards: closing the gap between clinical practice guidelines and consistent implementation” Gray A, Vawda Y. Health legislation and policy. In: Moeti T, Padarath A, editors. South African Health Review 2019. Durban: Health Systems Trust; 2019. URL:

  13. Banerjee T, Malaviya S, Alfonso Y.N, Wedlock P, Pariyo G, Pasha O, Constenla D, Brenzel L, Edoka I , Hofman K, Kinghorn A, Mayora K, Chatterjee S, Rai Sodani P, Zaidi S, Huda M, Abrejo F, Padula W, Basai D.. Immunization Decision-Making Capacity Building in Low- and Middle- Income Countries through Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere: A Program Evaluation. J Glob Health Sci. 2019 Dec;1(2):e48. Published online December 5, 2019.

  14. Bosire, E., Stacey, N., Mukoma, G., Tugendhaft, A., Hofman, K., & Norris, S. (2020). Attitudes and perceptions among urban South Africans towards sugar-sweetened beverages and taxation. Public Health Nutrition, 23(2), 374-383. doi:10.1017/S1368980019001356

  15. Summan, A., Stacey, N., Birckmayer, J., Blecher, E., Chaloupa, F.J., Laxminarayan, R. The potential global gains in health and revenue from increased taxation of tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages: a modelling analysis.  BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e002143. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002143

  16. Tempia S, Walaza S, Moyes J, et al. Influenza disease burden among potential target risk groups for immunization in South Africa, 2013-2015. Vaccine. 2020;38(27):4288‐4297. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.04.045

  17. Hangoma P, Bulawayo M, Chewe M, et al. The potential health and revenue effects of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in Zambia BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e001968



  1. Marais N, Christofides N, Erzse A, Hofman K: Evidence for high sugar content of baby foods in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 109(5), 328-332. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i5.13314 – APRIL 2019
  2. Bosire E. N, Stacey N, Mukoma G, Tugendhaft A, Hofman K, Norris SA: Attitudes and perceptions among urban South Africans towards sugar-sweetened beverages and taxation. Public Health Nutrition, 1–10. Cambridge University Press – JUNE 2019
  3. Alshreef A, MacQuilkan K, Dawkins B, Riddin J, Ward S, Meads D, Taylor M, Dixon S, Culyer AJ, Ruiz F, Chalkidou K, Edoka I: Cost-Effectiveness of Docetaxel and Paclitaxel for Adjuvant Treatment of Early Breast Cancer: Adaptation of a Model-Based Economic Evaluation From the United Kingdom to South Africa. Value in Health Regional Issues 19 Sept 2019 p 65-74, ( – SEPTEMBER 2019
  4. Tempia S, Moyes J, Cohen AL, Walaza S, Edoka I, McMorrow ML, Treurnicht FK, Hellferscee O, Wolter N, von Gottberg A, Nguweneza A, McAnerney JM, Dawood H, Variava E, Cohen C: Health and economic burden of influenza‐associated illness in South Africa, 2013‐2015. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2019;00:1–12. – SEPTEMBER 2019
  5. Edoka I: Returns to health spending in low- and middle-income countries. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. Oxford University Press. doi: JUNE 2019
  6. Erzse A, Stacey N, Chola L, Tugendhaft A, Freeman M, Hofman K: The direct medical cost of type 2 diabetes mellitus in South Africa: a cost of illness study,Global Health Action, 12:1, DOI: 1080/16549716.2019.1636611 – JULY 2019
  7. Surgey G, Chalkidou K, Reuben W, Suleman F, Miot J, Hofman K: Introducing health technology assessment in Tanzania. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 1–7. Cambridge University Press. - AUGUST 2019
  8. Chola L, MacQuilkan K, Winch A, Rapiti R, Edoka I, Kohli-Lynch C, Hofman K: Projecting the fiscal impact of South Africa’s contraceptive needs: Scaling up family planning post 2020. South African Medical Journal, 109(10), 756-760. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i10.13707 – SEPTEMBER 2019
  9. Stacey N, Mudara C, Ng SW, van Walbeek C, Hofman K, Edoka I: Sugar-based beverage taxes and beverage prices: Evidence from South Africa's Health Promotion Levy. Social Science & Medicine. 2019;238:112465.  OCTOBER 2019
  10. Banerjee T, Malaviya S, Alfonso Y.N, Wedlock P, Pariyo G, Pasha O, Constenla D, Brenzel L, Edoka I , Hofman K, Kinghorn A, Mayora K, Chatterjee S, Rai Sodani P, Zaidi S, Huda M, Abrejo F, Padula W, Basai D.. Immunization Decision-Making Capacity Building in Low- and Middle- Income Countries through Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere: A Program Evaluation. J Glob Health Sci. 2019 Dec;1(2):e48.. DECEMBER 2019
  11. Weiner R, Chauke L, Erzse A, Mnyani C, Wilkinson M, Ramogale-Zungu M, Masilela S, Hofman KJ. “Developing quality standards for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy at primary care level in South Africa” Gray A, Vawda Y. Health legislation and policy. In: Moeti T, Padarath A, editors. South African Health Review 2019. Durban: Health Systems Trust; 2019. URL: DECEMBER 2019
  1. Mutyambizi C, Pavlova M, Chola L, Hongoro C, Groot, W. Cost of diabetes mellitus in Africa: a systematic review of existing literature. Globalisation and Health 2018;14:3 DOI 10.1186/s12992-017-0318-5
  2. Stacey N, Summan A,Tugendhaft A, Laxminarayan R, Hofman K. Simulating the impact of excise taxation for disease prevention in low income and middle-income countries: an application to South Africa. BMJ Glob Health 2018;3:e000568. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000568
  3. Wilkinson M, Wilkinson T, Kredo T, MacQuilkan K, Mudara C, Winch A, Pillay Y, Hofman KJ. South African clinical practice guidelines: A landscape analysis. S Afr Med J 2018;108(1):23-27. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i1.12825
  4. Du M, Tugendhaft A, Erzse A, Hofman K. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Industry Response and Tactics. Yale Journal Of Biology And Medicine 91 (2018), pp.185-190.
  5. MacQuilkan K, Baker P, Downey L, Ruiz F, Chalkidou K, Prinja S, Zhao K, Wilkinson T, Glassman A, Hofman K. Strengthening health technology assessment systems in the global south: a comparative analysis of the HTA journeys of China, India and South Africa. Global Health Action 2018, VOL. 11, 1527556 

  6. Ndlovu N, Dayi C, Sartorius B, Aagaard J –Hansen, Hofman K. Assessment of food environments in obesity reduction: a tool for public health action. South African Health Review 2018. Durban: Health Systems Trust; 2018.

  1. Doherty JE, Wilkinson T, Edoka, I, Hofman K. Strengthening expertise for health technology assessment and priority-setting in Africa. Global Health Action 2017; 10(1):1370194 DOI:10.1080/16549716.2017.1370194
  2. Knaul F M , Farmer P E, Krakauer E L , De Lima L, Bhadelia A, Kwete X J , Arreola-Ornelas H, Gómez-Dantés O, Rodriguez N M, Alleyne G, Connor S R, Hunte D , Lohman D, Radbruch L, del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal M, Atun R, Foley K M, Frenk J, Jamison D T, Rajagopal M R. Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief: an imperative of universal health coverage. Lancet, 12 Oct 2017. DOI:
  3. Mutyambizi C, Chola, L, Groot W, Pavlova M, Labadorios D, Hongoro C. The extent and determinants of diabetes and cardiovascular disease comorbidity in South Africa - results from South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1). BMC Public Health 2017;17:745 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4792-8
  4. Zegeye A E, Mbonigaba J, Kaye S B, Wilkinson T. Economic Evaluation in Ethiopian Healthcare Sector Decision Making: Perception, Practice and Barriers Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2017;15:33.
  5. Wilkinson T, Smith M, Kinghorn A, Hofman KJ. 'Best buys' for surgery in South Africa. S Afr Med J 2017;107(10):832-835. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i10.12414
  6. Parker W, Mchiza ZJ, Sewpaul R, Job N, Chola L, Sithole M, Labadarios D. The impact of sociodemography, diet, and body size on serum retinol in women 16–35 years of age: SANHANES-1 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences November 2017. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13504
  7. Stacey N, Tugendhaft A, Hofman K: Sugary beverage taxation in South Africa: Household expenditure, demand system elasticities, and policy implications. Prev Med. 2017; 105:S26-S53. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.05.026.
  8. Stacey N, van Walbeek C, Maboshe M, Tugendhaft A, Hofman K. Energy drink consumption and marketing in South Africa. Prev Med. 2017;105:S32-S36 doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.05.011
  9. de Jager P, Rees D, Kisting S, Kgalamono S, Ndaba M, Stacey N, Tugendhaft A, Hofman K: Nudging for Prevention in Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa Using Fiscal Policies. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 2017;27(2):176-185 Doi: 10.1177/1048291117710782
  10. Myers A, Fig D, Tugendhaft A, Meyers J, Hofman K: The history of the South African Sugar Industry illuminates deeply rooted obstacles for sugar reduction anti-obesity interventions. African Studies 2017;76(4);475-490 DOI: 10.1080/00020184.2017.1311515
  11. Li R, Ruiz F, Culyer AJ, ChalkidouK, HofmanKJ: Evidence-informed capacity building for setting health priorities in low- and middle-income countries: A framework and recommendations for further research F1000R 2017
  12. Nkonki L, Tugendhaft A, Hofman KJ: A systematic review of economic evaluations of CHW interventions aimed at improving child health outcomes. Human Resource Health, 2017 Feb 28;15(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12960-017-0192-5 
  13. Wandai M, Aagaard-Hansen J, Day C, Sartorius B, Hofman KJ: Available data sources for monitoring non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in South Africa. S Afr Med J, 2017 Mar 29;107(4):331-337. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i4.11438.
  14. English R, Peer N, Honikman S, Tugendhaft A, Hofman KJ: First 1000 days' health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: alignment of South African policies with high-quality evidence. Global Health Action. 2017;10(1):1340396. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1340396.


  1. Manyema M, Veerman L, Tugendhaft A, Labadarios D, Hofman K. Modelling the potential impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on stroke mortality, costs and health-adjusted life years in South Africa. BMC Public Health 2016; 16:405; doi: 10.1186/s112889-016-3085-y
  2. Nkonki LL, Chola L, Tugendhaft A, Hofman K. Modelling the cost of community interventions to reduce child mortality in South Africa using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).BMJ Open, Volume 7, Issue 8
  3. Wilkinson T, Sculpher M, Claxton K, Revill P, Briggs A, Cairns JA, Teerawattananon Y, Asfaw E. The International Decision Support Initiative Reference Case for Economic Evaluation: An Aid to Thought Value in Health. Volume 19, Issue 8, December 2016, Pages 921-928
  4. Molete MP, Chola L, Hofman KJ: Costs of a school-based dental mobile service in South Africa. BMC Health Services Research, October 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1827-2
  5. Hanefeld J, Hawkins B, Knai C, Hofman KJ, Petticrew M: What the InBev merger means for health in Africa. BMJ Global Health, September 2016, DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000099
  6.  Chakidou K, R Li, Culyer T, Glassman A, Hofman KJ, Teerawattananon Y: Health Technology Assessment: Global Advocacy and Local Realities Comment on “Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage: We Need Evidence-Informed Deliberative Processes, Not Just More Evidence on Cost-Effectiveness”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, August 2016, DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.118
  7. Hernandez-Villafuerte K, Li R, Hofman KJ: Bibliometric trends of health economic evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Globalization and Health, August 2016, DOI:10.1186/s12992-016-0188-2
  8. Wesson H, Mthembu N, Hyder A, Bertram M, Hofman KJ: Informing Road Traffic Intervention Choices in South Africa: The Role of Economic Evaluations. Global Health Action, July 2016.
  9. Wagner RG, Betram MY, Gomes- Olive FX, Tollman SM, Lars Lindholm L, Newtown CR, Hofman KJ: Health care utilization and out-of-pocket costs of people with epilepsy in rural South Africa: a cross- sectional survey, BMC Public Health, June 2016, 10.1186/s12913-016-1460-0.
  10. Slutsky J, Tumilty E, Max C, Lu l, Tantivess S, Hauegen RC, Whitty JA, Weale A, Tugendhaft A, Wang H, Staniszewska S, Weerasuriya K, Ahn J, Cubillos L. Patterns of public participation: Opportunity structures and mobilization from a cross-national perspective Article Options and Tools. Emerald Insight, March 2016, DOI:
  11. Weale A, Kieslich K, Littlejohns P, Tugendhaft A, Tumilty E, Weerasuriya K, Whitty JA. Introduction: priority setting, equitable access and public involvement in health care. Emerald Insight, March 2016, DOI:
  12. Chalkidou K, Glassman A, Marten R, Vega J, Teerawattananon Y, Tritasavit N, Gyansa-Lutterodt M, Seiter A, Kieny M, AJ Culyer, Hofman KJ. Priority Setting: What is it, and why is it critical for achieving Universal Health Coverage? BULL WHO, February 2016, BLT.15.155721.
  13.  Maredza M, Chola L, Hofman KJ. Economic Evaluations of Interventions to Reduce Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality: a Review of the Evidence in LMICs and its Implications for South Africa. BioMed Central, January 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s12962-015-0049-5.
  14. McGee S, Chola L, Tugendhaft A, Mubaiwa V, Moran N, McKerrow N, Kamugisha L, Hofman KJ. Strategic Planning for Saving the Lives of Mothers, Newborns and Children and Preventing Stillbirths in KwaZulu-Natal Province South Africa: Modelling Using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). BioMed Central, January 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2661-x.


  1. Moodley G, Christofides N, Norris SA, Achia T, Hofman KJ. Obesogenic environments:Access to and Advertising of Sugar Sweetened Beverages in Soweto, South Africa, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, October 2015, DOI: 
  3. Tugendhaft A, Manyema M, Veerman LJ, Chola L, Labadarios D, Hofman KJ. Cost of Inaction on Sugar- Sweetened Beverage Consumption: Implications for obesity in South Africa. Public Health Nutrition, October 2015, DOI:
  4. Myers A, Fig D, Tugendhaft A, Mandle J, Myers J, Hofman KJ. Sugar and Health in South Africa: Potential Challenges to Leveraging Policy Change. Taylor & Francis Production. Global Public Health, August 2015, DOI:10.1080/17441692.2015.1071419.
  5. Chola L, McGee S, Tugendhaft A, Buchmann E, Hofman KJ. Scaling Up Family Planning to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality: The Potential Costs and Benefits of Modern Contraceptive Use in South Africa. PLoS One, June 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130077.
  6. Sartorius B, Veerman LJ, Manyema M, Chola L, Hofman KJ. Determinants of Obesity and Associated Population Attributability, South Africa: Empirical Evidence from a National Panel Survey, 2008-2012. PLoS oNE, June 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130218.
  7. Chola L, Michalow J, Tugendhaft A, Hofman KJ. Reducing Diarrhoea Deaths in South Africa: Costs and Effects of Scaling Up Essential Interventions to Prevent and Treat Diarrhea in Under- Five Children. BMC Public Health, April 2015, DOI:10.1186/s12889-015-1689-2.
  8. Chola L, Pillay Y, Barron P, Tugendhaft A, Kerber K, Hofman KJ. Cost and Impact of Scaling Up Interventions to Save Lives of Mothers and Children: Taking South Africa Closer to MDGs 4 and 5. Global Health Action, April 2015, DOI: 10.3402/gha.v8.27265.
  9. Michalow J, Chola L, McGee S, Tugendhaft A, Pattinson R, Kerber K, Hofman KJ. Triple Return on Investment: the Cost and Impact of 13 Interventions that Could Prevent Stillbirths and Save the Lives of Mothers and Babies in South Africa. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, February 2015, DOI: 10.1186/s12884-015-0456-9.
  10. Mandel J, Tugendhaft A, Michalow J, Hofman KJ. Nutrition Labelling: A Review of Research on Consumer and Industry Response in the Global South. Global Health Action, January 2015, DOI:0.3402/gha.v8.25912.
  11. Manyema M, Veerman L, Chola L, Tugendhaft A, Labadarios D, and Hofman K. Decreasing the Burden of Type 2 Diabetes in South Africa: The Impact of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, PLoS One. 2015; 10(11): e0143050
  1. Tugendhaft A and Hofman KJ. Empowering Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in the Workplace: Issues in Occupational Health. Occupational Health Southern Africa, September 2014,
  2. Volmink HC, Bertram MY, Jina R, Wade AN, Hofman KJ. Applying a Private Sector Capitation Model to the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in the South African Public Sector: a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. BMC Health Services Research, October 2014, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-444.
  3. Manyema M, Veerman LJ, Chola L, Tugendhaft A, Sartorius B, Labadarios D, Hofman KJ. The Potential Impact of a 20% Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Obesity in South African Adults: A Mathematical Model. PLoS oNE, August 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105287.
  4. Daar AS, Jacobs M, Wall S, Groenewald J, Eaton J, Patel V, dos Santos P, Kagee A, Gevers A, Sunkel C, Andrews G, Daniels I, Ndetei D. Declaration on Mental Health in Africa: Moving to Implementation. Global Health Action, June 2014,DOI://
  5. Jack H, Wagner RG, Petersen I, Thom R, Newton Cr, Stein A, Kahn K, Tollman S, Hofman KJ. Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap in South Africa: A Review of Costs and Cost-Effectiveness. Global Health Action, May 2014, DOI:10.3402/gha.v7.23431.
  6. Gaziano T, Bertram M, Tollman SM, Hofman KJ. Hypertension Education and Adherence in South Africa: a Cost- Effectiveness Analysis of Community Health Workers. BMC Public Health, March 2014, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-24.
  1. Maredza M, Bertram MY, Salojee H, Cherisch MF, Tollman SM, Hofman KJ. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Infant Feeding Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, December 2013, DOI:10.2989/16085906.2013.863215.
  2. Cabrera-Escobar M, Veerman L, Bertram M, Tollman S, Hofman K. Evidence that a Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages Reduce the Obesity Rate: A Meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, November 2013, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1072.
  3. Wesson HKH, Boikhutso N, Bachani Am, Hofman KJ, Hyder AA. The Cost of Injury and Trauma Care in Low and Middle-Income Countries: a Review of Economic Evidence. Health Policy and Planning, July 2013, DOI:10.1093/heapol/czt064.
  4. Khan T, Bertram M, Levitt N, Mash B, Jina R, Hofman K. Preventing Diabetes Blindness: Cost Effectiveness of a Screening Programme Using Digital Non-Mydriatic Fundus Photography for Diabetic Retinopathy in a Primary Health Care Setting in South Africa. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, August 2013, DOI:10.1016/j.diabres.2013.05.006.
  5. Verguet S, Jassat W, Bertram MY, Tollman SM, Murray CJL, Jamison DT, Hofman KJ. Impact of Supplemental Immunization Activity (SIA) Campaigns on Health Systems: Findings from South Africa. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, August 2013, DOI:10.1136/jech-2012-202216.
  6. Sartorius B, Cohen C, Chirwa T, Ntshoe G, Puren A, and Hofman K. Identifying High-Risk Areas for Sporadic Measles Outbreaks: Lessons from South Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, March 2013, DOI:10.2471/BLT.12.110726.
  7. de Jager P, Singh E, Kistnasamy B, Bertram MY. Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Conventional and Liquid-Based Cytology in South Africa: A Laboratory Service Provider Perspective. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 2013, DOI:10.7196/SAJOG.619.
  8. Verguet S, Jassat W, Bertram MY, Tollman SM, Murray CJL, Jamison DT, Hofman KJ. Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAS) in South Africa: Comprehensive Evaluation of an Integrated Child Health Delivery Platform. Global Health Action, March 2013, DOI:10.3402/gha.v6i0.20056.
  9. Bertram MY, Jaswal AVS, Pillay Van Wyk V, Levitt NS, Hofman KJ. The Non-Fatal Disease Burden Caused by Type 2 Diabetes in South Africa. Global Health Action, January 2013, DOI:10.3402/gha.v6i0.19244.
  10. Perez AM, Ayo-Yusuf OA, Hofman KJ, Kalideen S, Maker A, Mokonoto D, Morojele N, Naidoo P, Parry C, Rendall-Mkosi K, Saloojee Y. Establishing a Health Promotion and Development Foundation in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, March 2013, DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6281.
  11. Bertram MY, Katzenellenbogen J, Vos T, Bradshaw D, Hofman KJ. The Disability Adjusted Life Years Due to Stroke in South Africa in 2008. International Journal of Stroke, January 2013, DOI:10.1111/j.1747-4949.2012.00955.x.
  1. de Jager P, Hofman KJ, Khan T, Volmink H, Jina R. Recommendations to Improve the National Development Plan for Health. South African Medical Journal, January 2012, DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6160.
  2. Bertram MY, Steyn K, Wentzel-Viljoen E, Tollman SM, Hofman KJ. Reducing the Sodium Content of High-Salt Foods: Effect on Cardiovascular Disease in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, September 2012, DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.5832.
  3. Verguet S, Jassat W, Hedberg C, Tollman SM, Jamison DT, Hofman KJ. Measles Control in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa as a Case Study. Vaccine, February 2012, DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.12.123.
  1. Maredza M, Tollman SS, Hofman KJ. A Hidden Menace: Cardiovascular Disease in South Africa and the cost of an Inadequate Policy Response. SA Heart, 2011.
  1. Doherty J. Cost Effective Analysis for Priority-Setting in South Africa- What are the Possibilities? South African Medical Journal, December 2010. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.4440.
  2. Rispel L C, Barron P. Health Policies and Practice: Can Disease Control Priorities Improve Health Systems Performance in South Africa? South African Medical Journal, December 2010. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.5106.
  3. Hofman K, Tollman S.Setting priorities for health in 21st century South Africa South African Medical Journal 2010;100(12):798-800.
  4. Hofman K, Tollman S. Strengthening capacity for local decision making BMJ 2010; 341 doi: 


  1. Wilkinson, T. "Starting with the Essential Medicines List: How New Zealand’s PHARMAC Prioritizes and Purchases Pharmaceutical Benefits" What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage, edited by Amanda Glassman, Ursula Giedion, and Peter C. Smith, 268-271. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development, 2017
  2. Siegfried N, Wilkinson T and Hofman K. Where from and where to for health technology assessment in South Africa “A legal and policy landscape analysis.” in South African Health Review 2017. Durban: Health Systems Trust pg 41
  3. Summa, A, Stacey N, Hofman K, and Laxminarayan R. Fiscal Instruments for Health in India, Chapter 19 pg 359-370, Disease Control Priorities: Improving Health and Reducing Poverty, Third Edition, 2018 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, DOI: 10.1596/978-1-4648-0527-1


  1. Fiscal policies for population health in South Africa, PRICELESS SA, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, January 2017

Guest Editorial and Opinion Pieces

  1. Hofman KJ, McGee S, Chalkidou K, Tantivess S, Culyer AJ. National Health Insurance in South Africa: Relevance of a National Priority-Setting Agency. South African Medical Journal, September 2015, DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8584.
  2. Hofman KJ. Non-Communicable Diseases in South Africa: A Challenge to Economic Development. South African Medical Journal. October 2014, DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8727.
  3. Hofman KJ, Cook C, Levitt N. Preventing Diabetic Blindness: A Priority for South Africa. South African Medical Journal, June 2014, DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8580.
  4. Jack H, Stein A, Newton C, Hofman KJ. Expanding Access to Mental Health Care: The Missing Ingredient. The Lancet Global Health, April 2014, DOI:
  5. Hofman KJ, Tolman SM. Population Health in South Africa: a View from the Salt Mines. The Lancet Global Health, July 2013, DOI: 
  6. Hofman KJ, Tollman SM. Setting Priorities for Health in 21st-century South Africa. South African Medical Journal, December 2010. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.4438.
  7. Cherry M. Setting Priorities for Health Spending in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, July 2009. DOI: 10.4102/sajs.v105i7/8.24.

Letters to the Editor

  1. Nieuwoudt S, Goldstein S, Myers A, Christofides N, Hofman K. Health Promotion is ethical. SABL November 2014; (7) 2
  2. Daar AS, Jacobs M, Wall S, Groenewald J, Eaton J, Patel V, dos Santos P, Kagee A, Gevers A, Sunkel C, Andrews G, Daniels I, Ndetei D. Declaration on Mental Health in Africa: Moving to Implementation. Global Health Action, June 2014, DOI://
  3. Hofman KJ, Tollman S. Strengthening capacity for local decision making. BMJ 2010, 341 Rapid Responses 5 August 2010

Monographs and Proceedings

  1. Hofman KJ, Lee R. Successful Tobacco Legislation in South Africa. Intersect oral Case Study
  2. Hofman KJ, Lee R. Successful Sodium Regulation in South Africa. Intersect oral Case Study
  3. Beswick C, Hofman KJ and Lindsey-Renton J. Regulate or Motivate? A Salt Reduction Strategy for Processed Food in South Africa.

Opposite Editorials (Op Eds) and Lay Press Opinion Pieces 

  1. A Tugendhaft, KJ Hofman. The Conversation, 24 November 2015. Obesity: Why South Africans Need to Can Soft Drinks.
  2. A Tugendhaft, KJ Hofman. The Conversation, 31 August 2015. Why Greater Transparency on Food Packaging Should get the Green Light.
  3. KJ Hofman, The Conversation. 22 July 2015. Stillbirths: A Story of Tragic Neglect Across the Developing World.
  4. Update: Sowetan
  5. K Hofman, J Mandle and A Tugendhaft. Business Day, 26 February 2015, Traffic Light Labels will Help in Right Food Choices.
  6. A Tugendhaft, K Hofman. Business Day, 14 December 2014. We Need Better Value for Every Rand we Spend on Healthcare in South Africa.
  7. K Hofman, K Kahn. Demanding the Best for all South Africans. PedMed April/May 2012
  8. K Hofman, M Maredza, M Bertram, S Tollman. Non-Communicable Diseases: Reframing the Conversation on Health. Public Health Association of SA, Newsletter, 15 Nov 2011
  9. K Hofman, S Tollman. Mail and Guardian (Soul City Supliment), 11 November 2011. Prevention Matters for a Healthier South Africa.
  10. K Hofman, S Tollman. Business Day, 23 September 2011. Diseases that are just as Serious as HIV/AIDS.

PRICELESS SA in the Press:

  1. Citizen: New sugar tax a sweet solution. 21 April 2016, page 8. 
  2. Daily Dispatch, Daily Life: Sugar tax may sweeten way to cut the fat. 22 April 2016, page 10.
  3. Greytown Gazette: Finance Minisiter proposes "sugar tax" to halt obesity. 4 May 2016, page 5.
  4. Independent on Saturday: Obesity a new threat to population. 30 April 2016, page 3.
  5. The New Age: Sugar tax has big benefits. 22 April 2016, page 2.
  6. The Star: 26 public health bodies sweet on the new sugar tax. 22 April 2016, page 6.
  7. Times, The Second Edition: Sweet and sour of dreaded sugar tax. 21 April 2016, page 5.

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