President Mokgweetsi Masisi has established a Covid-19 Task Force Team whose mandate is to advise government on what measures to take to arrest fight the pandemic.
Below are the team members.
Professor Kereng Masupu
A Veterinarian, Masupu is the Task Team leader. He has a Masters Degree in Epidemiology and has worked for NACA before. He is currently a Public Health Independent Consultant.
Dr Mogomotsi Matshaba- A Pediatrician
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, and Deputy Director- Botswana-Baylor Clinic, Matshaba is a graduate of University College of Dublin, Ireland.
He worked as a medical officer in Botswana from 2005-2008, when he spent one year as a physician-in-training at the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Center of Excellence. He has postgraduate training in HIV management, trauma management, and fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery and completed his residency training in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.
From 2011 to 2014 DrMatshaba was the Associate Director- Training and Clinical Services at the Botswana- Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence in Gaborone Botswana.
He sits in several Ministry of Health Committees as the pediatric expert; Botswana National HIV Guidelines Committee, TB/ HIV Integration Technical Working Group, Drug Forecasting and Purchasing Committee, TB/HIV Drug Resistance Technical Working Group, Adolescent HIV Guidelines Committee.
Professor Mosepele Mosepele
He is a Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases in Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana. His scholarly interests include study of HIV associated end organ dysfunction especially cardio-metabolic disease; HIV associated immune activation and HIV treatment outcomes. Dr Mosepele provides HIV care at Princess Marina Hospital Integrated HIV Clinic.
Dr Malaki Tshipayagae,
Surgeon and Director of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Wellness
He is an experienced Senior Consultant General Surgeon and Hospital Superintendent with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. He is described as a very strong and driven professional who graduated from Howard University College of Medicine (MD) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in America (General Surgery) focused on bringing safe surgical access to under served communities.
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