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Gabriel Darong
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Gabriel Darong

Dr Gabriel Gyang Darong has a philosophy undergraduate degree (cum Laude) from St. Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara. He obtained his Honours (Cum Laude), Master’s (Summa (Cum Laude), and PhD qualifications in Anthropology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is currently studying towards a Postgradaute Diploma in Higher Education at Rhodes University. He teaches Medical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Families and Households, and Qualitative Research Methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Rhodes University and the School of Nursing and Public Health of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He currently supervises undergraduates, honours, masters and PhD students. His research interest are Medical anthropology; health systems research; health systems collaboration; medical pluralism; HIV/AIDS; Family systems and households.


Mabuza, L.H., Darong, G.G., Makhudu, S.J., Drysdale, R.E. and Moshabela, M., 2021. The Training of Undergraduate Medical Students in General Medical Practice and Primary Health Care: A Scoping Review. The Open Public Health Journal, 14(1).

Moshabela, M., Bukenya, D., Darong, G., Wamoyi, J., McLean, E., Skovdal, M., Ddaaki, W., Ondeng’e, K., Bonnington, O., Seeley, J. and Hosegood, V., 2017. Traditional healers, faith healers and medical practitioners: the contribution of medical pluralism to bottlenecks along the cascade of care for HIV/AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa. Sexually transmitted infections, 93(Suppl 3).

Naidu, M. and Darong, G., 2015. When illness is more than just a sick body: Probing how isiZulu-Speaking nurses’ construct illnesses and healing. The Oriental Anthropologist, 15(1), p.91.

Naidu, M. and Darong, G., 2015. The ancestors have caused this: isiZulu-speaking nurses’ understandings of illness and patient care. Anthropological Notebooks, 21(2).

Naidu, M. and Darong, G., 2015. Illness and health as constructions: Narratives of Sangoma nurses. Studies on Ethno-Medicine, 9(3), pp.289-295.


Contact Details

Tel: 046 603 8230

Email:  g.darong@ru.ac.za