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MD.public health specialist

Johannesburg North, Gauteng, 2153, South Africa
February 27, 2019

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Professional Profile

Combines qualifications and experience as a medical doctor, with research in the field of health management, to successfully strategize, market, develop, implement and sustain major Health programmes which empower the individual, both in the work place and at home, to function effectively .

Known and respected among decision makers in the corporate, public, and NGO sectors as a credible professional with a track record for service delivery within time and budget parameters.

Extensive experience in creating structures and management within the developing areas of the health sector, encompassing referral hospitals, community-based organisations and NGOs.

Lived, studied and worked in the UK, Ukraine, and several countries in Africa, including SADC affiliates. Familiar with diseases prevalent in first world and developing countries, including chronic tropical diseases, chronic life threatening conditions and poverty related ailments.

Masters Degree in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Medical Diploma in General Medicine from Kharkov Medical Institute, Ukraine. Internship and post qualification practical training undertaken in large public and well known private facilities.

Character/Management Strengths

Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills at all levels and with different cultures. Proficient in English, Russian and Swahili. Conversational French. Effectively communicates with people for whom English is not a first language.

Interacts well on a one-to-one basis and in a group situation at peer, superior and subordinate levels, both as leader and in a support function. Good staff management and motivational skills. Successful in developing and facilitating training for own and client staff.

Enjoys a challenge. Flexible, innovative and creative in adapting knowledge and experience to different circumstances and environments.

Focused, disciplined and goal orientated. Works well under pressure and in deadline situations.

Career Résumé:

January 2014 to April 2016: Working with Excelsior Africa Consulting doing research in the Mining Sector on TB/HIV and Silicosis.

March 2011-March 2012: Working for World Vision South Africa- as a Health Advisor

Duties/Responsibilities: advised provincial health departments how to effectively deal with Health, Nutrition, and HIV/AIDS issues using the “7-11” Health strategy;

ensured that Area Development Programmes ( ADP’s) are trained on “7-11” Health strategy; advised and monitored the world Vision sponsorship program on the importance of collating health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS indicators. Supported the Child Health Now Campaign role out in all ADP’s

• advised and monitored the sponsorship program on the importance of the health indicators collated.

• tried to align the departments work in line to MDG 4 and 5

Career Résumé

October 2006 to December 2010 Joined Africa Transformation Network College. Head of the Consultancy division focusing on health related issues. Overseeing W& RSETA training for six months. Also with the aid of Facilitators providing training on Quality Assurance in health care for Care-Cure clinics in the North West Province.

Career Résumé


December 2005 South Africa

[The largest administrator of pensions and provident funds in South Africa]

Position Held

Senior Consultant – Health Management

Reports to Head of the Direct Aids Intervention (DAI)

Marketed the Alexander Forbes DAI Program to potential and existing clients.

Lead and participated in presentations at senior management and executive level, focussing on the integration of the DAI programme into the Wellness Programme, into the client’s holistic endeavour of the corporate social responsibility initiative.

Provided specialist support in developing policy and strategy specific to client’s needs.

Planned and managed the activities of 4 junior consultants involved in the roll-out of the HIV/AIDS programme and the Wellness programme = DAI Direct Aids Intervention)

Monitored and evaluated the impact of the programme on different indicators. Participated in client’s quarterly reviews and made recommendations to further enhance effectiveness of the programme.

Participated in a pilot project to introduce a more efficient system for managing HIV testing in the workplace. Networked between the outsourced IT and Diseases Management providers, in further enhancing the product while retaining confidentiality.

Career history with Alexander Forbes

Invited to join the DAI Programme with a brief to further expand the client base.

Created and managed an aggressive marketing campaign which has resulted in the acquisition of two major new accounts in the automotive and financial services sectors.

Career Résumé (Continued)


March 2005

Position Held

Senior Health Manager

Accountable to the Vice President of the Human Resources Department for restructuring and professionalizing the Health Management Programme within the airline’s social responsibility initiative.

Planned and managed the activities of 4 full time staff involved in training, research, and community based outreach and counselling.

Developed the company’s health policy and strategy in close contact with various departments and divisions in furthering awareness of chronic illnesses affecting the airline industry, including HIV/AIDS. Attracted the attention of other interested parties such as medical aid schemes and support groups including the South African National Cancer Association (SANCA) South African National Tuberculosis Association (SANTA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in developing a Health Calendar.

Addressed regional conferences attended by SAA Regional Heads from the SADC countries on the benefits of the enhanced Wellness Programme.

Worked closely with the Corporate Social Responsibility manager in broadening the HIV/AIDS program.

Developed quarterly reports that were submitted to HR department

Facilitated the Airlines Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey.

During this time was commended and awarded on a number of occasions for outstanding contributions to the efforts of the Communications Department, in highlighting the importance of employee wellness to the overall profitability of the company.

Made sure that the South African Civil Aviation Authority protocols/ regulations are complied with when dealing with ill-health incapacity processes in the airline for in-flight attendants.

Independent Consultant 2001-2002 IAPAC ( International Association of Physicians in Aids Care)

Initiated a training programme for medical staff at government’s hospitals in Gauteng on the correct way of administering Difluconazola for management of Cryptococcal Meningities.

Quality Assurance Project (QAP) Consultant

Evaluated Hospitals and surrounding clinics preparedness to role out ARV’s

Coordinated and managed this programme in Mpumalanga and KZN

Worked in close collaboration with various stakeholders, provincial health departments, foreign funders and Equity project in developing and institutionalizing quality assurance systems

●Developed and designed a modular approach in managing effectively “ the prevention of mother to child transmission at provincial pilot sites

Research Studies


March 2001 Cape Town, South Africa

Research studies towards a Masters Degree in the Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Conducted research into the prevention of mother to child transmission, with a focus on the factors that influence breastfeeding women to disclose their HIV/AIDS status.

Interacted with women visiting the ante-natal clinic at Khayelitsha on a weekly basis for a period of 8 months, gaining an insight into the problems and challenges of disclosing one’s HIV/AIDS status to spouses and the community.

Research published in the South African Medical Journal in November 2001, Vol. 19.11. Poster presentation at the International HIV/AIDS Conference July 2000.

In March 2000 presented a Situational Analysis on Quality of STD Care at the Primary Health Care Settings in the Western Cape Province,at the Epidemiological Society of South Africa Conference in East London, South Africa.

Early Work Experience

1987 - 1993 Completed one year internship at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania.

Worked as a medical practitioner at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Between 1991 and 1993 chaired the HIV/AIDS Mortality Review meetings at the Aga Khan Hospital. Insight led to an interest in pursuing a Masters Degree in the Control of Infectious Diseases.

University Education

2000 Masters Degree in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

1986 Medical Diploma in General Medicine from Kharkov Medical Institute, Ukraine. Seven years full time study


STD Surveillance in the Western Cape Province - Situational Analysis. Report for the provincial Health Department, December 1999.

Quality of STD Care at the Primary Health Care settings. Report of pilot study, March 2000

Attitudes to disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners. South African Medical Journal, November 2001, Vol. 91, N0. 11

Improving HIV/AIDS Care and Support Services and Prevention, South Africa 2003

Conference Presentation

Factors that influence Women to Disclose their HIV Status to Partners and significant others. Poster presentation. International HIV/AIDS Conferences in Durban. July 2000.

STD Surveillance in the Western Cape Province - A Situational Analysis. Oral presentation. Epidemiological Society of South Africa conference in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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