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I am a medical doctor with more than 20 years of experience in clinical care, including infectious diseases. Specifically I have focused on malaria, HIV and AIDS, and TB prevention care and treatment. Also I have more than 15 years of experience in training and supervising clinical teams and assuring quality of health care in Tanzania, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Apart from my medical degree (MB; ChB), I have a Master’s Degree in Infectious Diseases (London), Master of Science in Community Health and Health Management in Developing Countries (Heidelberg), and a Diploma in HIV Management (College of Medicine of South Africa).
I joined Burnet Institute from Swaziland where I had worked for Swaziland National AIDS program (SNAP) as a technical advisor in TB/HIV collaborative services. Previously, I worked as a clinical advisor. My roles were to provide technical assistance and clinical mentoring to facilities focusing on HIV testing and counselling, key populations, and HIV and AIDS care and treatment. At PSI Swaziland I was a clinical director responsible for scaling up the male circumcision program.
Other previous experience includes the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Lesotho as a health specialist in health systems strengthening, and with ICAP Tanzania as the Coast Regional Manager. I also worked as a clinician for several years in Tanzania and Namibia.