Dr Mpho has extensive experience in the clinical management of TB, HIV and related diseases in the private and public health sectors and in the mining industry. As a clinician, her responsibilities included providing HIV and TB management in varied settings: private practice, as a mine medical officer and as a senior medical officer in the Infectious Diseases Clinic at Baragwanath Hospital (the largest hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa).
Due to her present and past work experiences, her knowledge on TB and HIV is without parallel to any. Being an expert in this field allows her to provide strategic and technical guidance on Aurum’s TB and HIV health programmes in support of the South African Department of Health and Correctional Services.
As a Deputy Director in the HPU she is also accountable for Aurum’s Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme, and also provides expertise and guidance on Health Systems Strengthening programmes for Aurum supported clinics and hospitals.
Her other responsibilities include scanning the funding environment and writing funding proposals, writing protocols, policies and “best practice” manuals. Stakeholder engagement and management (to understand and translate their needs and priorities) also form a big part of her responsibilities.
She boasts a number of qualifications:
• Certificate in Project Administration
• Diploma in HIV Management
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)
• Bachelor of Sciences (BSc)
• BSc (1st Year)