Johannesburg, South Africa
Ntlotleng Mabena, MBCHB, MPH
Independent, Johannesburg, South Africa
Born and raised in a township in Pretoria, Dr. Ntlotleng Mabena holds an MBcHB degree from the University of Pretoria, which she obtained in 2004. She also holds a Diploma in HIV Management, through the South African College of Medicine, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine, which she obtained in 2007 and 2010 respectively. She also holds a Master in Public Health degree. Her work has predominantly been in HIV medicine as well as being involved in extensive training programs through NGO organizations she’s worked with. She has also been greatly involved in Reproductive Health and Rights campaigns through feminist organizations, as well as assisting with issues of women’s health where needed. Her expertize ranges from provision of safe abortion services to the provision of post rape care. Dr Mabena has also played an instrumental role in the South AfricanVoluntary Medical Male Circumcision program (VMMC). Serving as the Chief Operations Officer for the Centre for HIV & AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS), she developed and implemented systems to ensure that services are taken into communities and that quality of services are never compromised.
Dr Mabena is highly self motivated and driven by her passion to work with people, particularly those who are vulnerable. Her MPH dissertation was on the health needs of black lesbians living in Gauteng townships. Based on her research findings, Dr Mabena now works independently, in order to address some of the challenges noted in her research findings.
She has worked closely, as a consultant, with many organization, government officials, and other stakeholders in various African countries, including Traditional authorities within South Africa. Her experience and expertise lie mainly in, although not limited to HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and LGBT health.