Saiqa Mullick is the director of the Population Council’s office in South Africa. She oversees a portfolio of research on the integration of HIV and reproductive health services, preventing sexual and gender-based violence, and improving access to post-exposure prophylaxis for survivors of sexual assault. Mullick also has expertise in research on reproductive tract infections; maternity care, particularly in the area of syphilis screening and treatment in antenatal care; and involving men in maternity care.
Prior to joining the Council, Mullick worked as the deputy director for the Reproductive Health Research Unit in Durban, managing a number of projects aimed at implementing and evaluating STI and antenatal care interventions. She also worked with the Medical Research Council in South Africa as a senior scientist.
Mullick holds a medical degree from the University of Nairobi, a master’s in public health methodology from the University of Brussels, and a master's in public health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.