Dr Gloria Maimela, Director: Health Programmes

Dr Gloria Maimela, Director: Health Programmes


Dr Gloria Maimela is the Director of Health Programmes at Wits RHI. She is a Medical Doctor with extensive experience in paediatric and adult TB and HIV. Dr Maimela holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree, a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Diploma in HIV Management. Dr Maimela provides strategic oversight and technical direction in the implementation of the following PEPFAR funded programs: Care and Treatment 1981 in Tshwane District funded through the Centre of Disease Control (CDC), Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic (APACE) in Lejweleputswa, Free State and the Key Populations (KP) program. The latter two programs are funded through USAID. The key objective of these programs is to reach HIV epidemic control in South Africa by 2030 through provision of HIV prevention, care and treatment services to vulnerable and key populations. Dr Maimela leads a team of over 900 Wits RHI staff across these programs and through her leadership, the programs are being recognised as some of the best performing within the country. Dr Maimela has been invited as a speaker at local and international conferences and has presented multiple abstracts posters. She has recently been invited as plenary speaker at the upcoming International AIDS Society (IAS) 2019 conference in Mexico City.

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