Our Board



Dr Francesca Conradie

Southern African HIV Clinicians Society President

Dr Conradie is a joint appointee of Right to Care and the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU), where she serves as Deputy Director. Francesca frequently lectures for Right to Care, the Foundation for Professional Development and other institutions. She has authored and co-authored many journal articles and abstracts. She led the Society's development of guidelines for antiretroviral drug resistance testing and has assisted with the writing of the Society guidelines for antiretroviral therapy in adults. Francesca is also a member of the Human Research and Ethics Committee of Wits University. She is serving her third term as the President of the Society.

 

Professor Yunus Moosa

Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Deputy President

Professor Moosa is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His work focuses on the care of inpatients and outpatients with complex infectious disease issues. He is involved in bedside teaching and training of medical students, postgraduates at all levels and Infectious Diseases Subspecialists. Professor Moosa has been an invited consultant to the WHOs Special Programme for Tropical Disease Research and Training scientific working group to assist in defining the global tuberculosis agenda and has also been invited by Social and Scientific Systems to assist with developing an assessment tool for South Africa's PEPFAR program.

 

Mr Siraaj Adams

Mr Adams has over 10 years’ experience in HIV disease management. Siraaj has a pharmacy degree, MBA and MPH and is a current board member of SABCOHA and TB/HIV Care. He represents the private sector at various Provincial Aids Councils. Siraaj successfully launched the NDoH HIV Mobile App. He recently presented a TEDX talk on Next Generation Public Private Partnerships on YouTube. His vision is to influence policy & guidelines in the private sector that complement the public sector and support the broader public health strategy.

 

 

Dr Sandile Buthelezi

Dr Buthelezi is a seasoned medical practitioner with postgraduate training in health services management and has more than 16 years’ experience in health governance and policy environment in both the public and international non-profit sector environment. Sandile is currently the Country Director for South Africa for ICAP at Columbia University where he manages their diverse portfolio which includes research, policy support and academic work. Before joining ICAP at Columbia University, Sandile served as a clinician as well as the Medical Superintendent in a number of hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal and was later appointed the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Head of the HIV, TB and Maternal and Child Health programmes, the position he held for 10 years. During his tenure he led the implementation of the KZN Antiretroviral programme, which to date has registered more than one million patients ever initiated on ART since 2004.

 

Dr Ravital James
Dr James is a medical doctor currently working at Right to Care at ACTS clinic, which specialises in holistic HIV care, though it provides a comprehensive primary health care service. She graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2009, and has since completed her internship in Port Shepston Hospital and community service in Sabie Hospital. Dr James has been working at the ACTS clinic since 2013, and has completed her Diploma in HIV management through the South African College of Medicine.

 

 

Dr Peter Manyike

Dr Manyike is the Co-Founder and Deputy CEO of SEAD Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a strategic management and health consultancy with offices in Cape Town and Pretoria. Peter is a pharmacist by training and holds the following academic qualifications: B Pharm, MSc Med (Cum Laude), and PhD (University of Washington, Seattle - USA, 1999). Peter’s work experience includes hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturing (both processing and packaging – Eli Lilly and Schering Plough), clinical research (Bayer Healthcare, Roche Products, and ICON Clinical Research), and experience in an integrated vaccine research and development environment at the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI), a lead programme of the Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC), Cape Town, all in South Africa. Peter is also lead researcher on a five-year Human Resource for Health (HRH) grant supporting the DoH in its endeavours to augment human capital in poorly functioning districts in SA. Peter knows the donor environment well, as SEAD has been a sub-recipient of multiple grants since 2006. He also has good knowledge of corporate governance and how businesses should operate.  

 

Dr Moeketsi Mathe

Dr Mathe has been involved in the HIV field since joining a mobile clinical support team. He was, as a result, involved in the management, both directly and indirectly, of at least 5000 patients. He was also a trainer and facilitator at the RHRU five-day HIV Management course as well as the three-day nurses’ course. He attained his Diploma in HIV Management in 2006, and has since been in private practice working at Folateng Ward, Sebokeng Hospital with a particular emphasis on HIV management. His area of interest is HIV in youth and women. He places a strong emphasis on preventative medicine and sees every patient encounter as an opportunity to screen and promote good health. Dr Mathe is a member of the Society's adult guidelines review committee.

 

 

Dr Bhadrashil H Modi

Dr Modi is a graduate of Natal Medical School, having attained his MBChB in 1988 and started in private practice in 1992. His interests include maternity care, travel medicine and the management of chronic diseases, including HIV, depression, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. He has extensive experience working with medical aids and managed health care, and is well-versed in the nuances of private care within this context.

 

 

 

Dr Michelle Moorhouse

Dr Moorhouse has dedicated most of her career to the management of HIV and has worked across different sectors in different countries.  Michelle joined Wits RHI as a senior clinician in 2014. She currently serves on several Technical Working Groups and Committees, advising the National Department of Health (NDoH) in HIV management and care. She has also been instrumental in the development of several guidelines for the NDoH as well as the Society. Michelle is an active member of the Society, and is the volunteer Editor of the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. 

 

 

Dr Ndiviwe Mphothulo

Dr Mphothulo is South Africa’s 2015 Rural Doctor of the Year, recipient of SAMA trade union award for Medical Community Building (2014) and was a recipient of the Health MEC’S Service Excellence award for best performing doctors in the North West Province in 2013. He is also an author of a book titled ‘TB Cases from Taung’. His career in medicine started with his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital in 2002, followed by his Community Service at Taung District Hospital. He is a medical doctor in charge of the TB and MDR-TB units at Taung District hospital, and a GP in Taung. He has managed about 10 000 TB patients and 450 MDR-TB patients. He has been an HIV clinician since 2004 when the first wellness clinic was established at Taung District Hospital. His PHD topic focuses on improving TB cure rates in rural areas. Dr Mphothulo as MB CHB from MEDUNSA, also holds a  Master of Public Health  (MPH), Diploma in HIV Management (SA), Masters of Business Leadership  (MBL) and is a PHD student at UCT's school of Public Health and Family Medicine. 

 

 

Dr Muhangwi Ben Mulaudzi
Dr Mulaudzi qualified as a medical doctor at Medunsa (Medical University of Southern Africa) in 1990. He has been managing and treating HIV/AIDS since 1991 and was the first clinician to treat HIV/AIDS in the mining region in Rustenburg, NW Province and the surrounding areas. He is a founder member of the Southern African Clinicians Society. Dr Mulaudzi has given presentations on HIV / Viral Hepatitis & Co-morbidities and was recently invited by the Cipla HIV Academy to present on the topic: Viral Hepatitis / HIV Co-infections.

 

 

 

Dr James Nuttall

Dr Nuttall is a paediatric infectious diseases specialist and senior lecturer at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town. His areas of interest include: infants, children and adolescents with HIV infection and HIV/TB co-infection, including early infant diagnosis of HIV infection, ARV & TB drug dosing and pharmacokinetics, ARV treatment failure and drug resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship.

 

 

Dr Nesri Padayatchi

Dr Padayatchi, a clinician, is the Deputy Director of CAPRISA and a lecturer in the Department of Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has more than 30 years clinical and research experience in the management of TB and related problems and is one of South Africa’s experts in the management of drug resistant forms of tuberculosis. She completed a Masters degree in Epidemiology at Columbia University, New York, on a Fogarty Scholarship and a PhD at the University of KwaZulu Natal.  She serves on the South African National and Provincial Advisory Board for MDR-TB. She has published widely in the field of TB-HIV and is a reviewer of several international journals.

 

 




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