Nicola Deghaye

Researcher and PhD Candidate

Nicola Deghaye is enrolled for a PhD at Stellenbosch University, under the co-supervision of Professor Servaas van der Berg and Professor Jill Hanass-Hancock (a disability expert).

Nicola has several years’ experience as a health economist in the areas of HIV and TB, and more recently in the economics of disability. Her previous work in disability economics examined the opportunity and out-of-pocket costs of disability to households in South Africa. This research project, together with her role as Treasurer of a special school in Durban piqued her interest in the economics of inclusive education in South Africa.

Her PhD focuses on measuring enrolment and support for children with disabilities at school-level.

Nicola obtained a Masters in Health Economics from the University of York (United Kingdom) in 2003 and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (cum laude) from the University of Natal in 2000.

Examining the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on public sector health facility visits: The first 150 days

This paper considers how access to public sector healthcare in South Africa have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic using three sources of evidence: the…
September 11, 2020 By: Anja Smith, Nicola Deghaye, Ronelle Burger, Candy Day, Lungiswa Nkonki, Russell Rensburg, Cari van Schalkwyk PDF

The promise of SA-SAMS & DDD data for tracking progression, repetition and drop-out

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2019
This paper analyses the SA-SAMS school administration data that the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education collects quarterly…
December 19, 2019 By: Chris van Wyk, Nicola Deghaye, Servaas van der Berg, Kate Rich PDF

These are not luxuries, it is essential for access to life: Disability related out-of pocket costs as a driver of economic vulnerability

  Abstract With the dawn of the new sustainable development goals, we face not only a world that has seen great successes in alleviating poverty…
May 10, 2017 By: Nicola Deghaye, Jill Hanass-Hancock, Siphumelele Nene, Simmi Pillay PDF

Cost-effectiveness of integrated antiretroviral therapy in HIV-tuberculosis co-infected ambulatory patients in South Africa

  Abstract Initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) during tuberculosis (TB) treatment improves survival in TB-HIV coinfected patients. In patients with CD4 counts <50 cells per…
May 10, 2015 By: Nicola Deghaye, Kogieleum Naidoo, Anneke Grobler, Tarylee Reddy, Andrew Gray, Salim Abdool_Karim PDF