Philomena Jaravaza is Doctor of Philosophy student at the University of Zimbabwe and has a Masters degree in Nursing Science. She has over 13 years extensive field experience with MSF, having worked as Asst Head of Mission and Asst Medical Coordinator in different contexts in her home country of Zimbabwe. Philomena previously worked with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in Zimbabwe.
Walter has worked as an Electrical Engineer for MSF Southern Africa for over five years. He is also a Technical Auditor with extensive experience in conducting internal audits and ensuring that technical standards and internal controls are maintained. Passionate about poverty alleviation and providing humanitarian assistance, he is currently employed as a Technical Auditor at the Rural Electrification Agency of Zimbabwe.
Bote Zamadenga is a certified Nurse and Midwife with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health. He worked with MSF for 12 years in the field in various managerial positions before joining IOM where he is currently the National Migration Health Project Officer in Malawi.
Chipo is a Public Health professional who has been working in the humanitarian field for 12 years. Her experience covers both stable and complex emergencies. Since joining MSF, Chipo has worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa, DRC, Mozambique and South Sudan. Currently, she is the health cluster coordinator, for World Health Organization, Bentiu sub-office.
A consultant surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Kathryn has worked as a Surgeon and Epidemiologist in all Southern African countries where MSF has projects. Her expertise also includes governance and finance. Kathryn has contributed to numerous publications such as a paper for the World Journal of Surgery on associations with the perioperative mortality rate at a major referral hospital in Rwanda. She is also a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Nthabiseng Moea has three years’ experience working with MSF in Lesotho as Logistics/Supply Assistant. She is very passionate about the Association and does voluntary sanitary pads distribution to vulnerable and orphaned young women. She was appointed country representative of the Association team in Lesotho in 2014. Since project closure, she joined the United Nations – World Food Programme as Logistics Assistant and is also pursuing a programme in Procurement and Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.