Our Board



Professor Yunus Moosa

Southern African HIV Clinicians Society 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.

 

Dr Ndiviwe Mphothulo

Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Deputy President

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. 

 

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 Moherndran Archary
Dr Archary is a Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at King Edward VIII Hospital affiliated to the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
He is actively involved with the management of children with HIV. His research interests include antiretroviral drug therapeutics, viral resistance and optimal timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy in the developing world.

Dr Francesca Conradie

Dr Conradie has been with Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU) since 2000, where she serves as Deputy Director.. She has authored and co-authored many journal articles and abstracts. She led the Southern African HIV Clinicians 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. Francesca obtained her MBBCh from Wits University in 1988. She was involved in general practice until she joined CHRU in 2000. Since then she has obtained a Diploma in HIV Management; a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; and a Higher Diploma in Epidemiology (from the University of London). Dr Conradie joined CHRU as a sub-investigator. She has since been the principal investigator on a number of trials. She worked in the HIV clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital from 2001 until 2005. In that time, she participated in the start of the ARV rollout. She has gained extensive experience in ARV therapy and its complications, and in opportunistic infections. Her current research focus in MDR TB.

 

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 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 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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