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Oatlhokwa Nkomazana, MBChB, MSc CEH

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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Faculty of Medicine
Academic Hospital
Office Number 4073
Private Bag 00713
Gaborone, 0000
Office: +2673554566
BSc (Bachelor of Science Part 1)
University of Botswana, 1988.
University of Glasgow, 1993.
FCOphth (Ophthalmology)
College of Ophthalmologists, RSA, 2000.
University of London, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Surgery, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Scotland , 1993-1994.
Intern, Medicine , Crosshouse Hospital, Scotland , 1994-1994.
Resident, Ophthalmology , Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa , 1996-1998.
Resident, Ophthalmology, National Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa , 1999-2000.
MSC Community Eye Health (Public Health), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2004-2006.
PhD. Human resources for health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2013-2016.
The College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa, 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research interests are human resources for health and public health especially ophthalmology.

Recently I have been a member of a number of research consortia:

1. Human Resources for African Primary Health (HURAPRIM) with Oxford University (UK), Ghent University (Belgium), Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Mbara University of Science and Technology (Uganda), University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), Afhad University for Women (Sudan) and University of Botswana. I am the lead of the University of Botswana chapter.

2. Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) with University of Botswana, Universisty of Pennsylvania and Harvard School of Public Health. I am the Principal Invesitigator for the grant.

3. Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfgen) with University of Botswana, Baylor College of Medicine, Makerere University, Baylor Uganda Children's Foundation, Botswana Baylor Children's Centre of Excellence

4. Botswana-UPenn Research Consortium of HPV-related Cervical Cancer in HIV patients with University of Pennsylvania and University of Botswana. I am the co-lead of the mentoring core.

Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a general ophthalmologist who manages a wide rage of ophththalmology cases.

Description of Other Expertise

Academic and clinical leadership.

I have been the Associate Programme Director of the School of Medicine in Botswana from its inception. I was repsonsible for curriculum development and implementation.
I have coordinated Phase II of the medical school curriculum.

I am now the Acting Deputy Dean at the now Faculty of Medicine charged with academic leadership of the undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Selected Publications

Razai MS, Jackson DJ, Falama R, Mongwa M, Mutapanduwa MG, Baemisi C, Josiah E, Nkomazana O, Lehasa A, Brealey E, Jankowski D, White AJR, Kerr Muir MG, Martin KR, Ngondi JM: The Capacity of Eye Care Services for Patients with Glaucoma in Botswana. Ophthalmic epidemiology 22(6): 403-8, Dec 2015.

Farahani M, Price N, El-Halabi S, Mlaudzi N, Keapoletswe K, Lebelonyane R, Fetogang EB, Chebani T, Kebaabetswe P, Masupe T, Gabaake K, Auld A, Nkomazana O, Marlink R: Trends and determinants of survival for over 200 000 patients on antiretroviral treatment in the Botswana National Program: 2002-2013. AIDS (London, England) Dec 2015.

Nkomazana O, Mash R, Phaladze N: Understanding the organisational culture of district health services: Mahalapye and Ngamiland health districts of Botswana. African Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care 7(1), November 2015.

Farahani M, Price N, El-Halabi S, Mlaudzi N, Keapoletswe K, Lebelonyane R, Fetogang EB, Chebani T, Kebaabetswe P, Masupe T, Gabaake K, Auld A, Nkomazana O, Marlink R: Variation in attrition at sub-national level: Review of the Botswana National HIV/AIDS Treatment (Masa) program data (2002-2013). Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH Oct 2015.

Steele KT, Steenhoff AP, Bisson GP, Nkomazana O: Ocular surface squamous neoplasia among HIV-infected patients in Botswana. South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde 105(5): 379-83, May 2015.

Wojczewski S, Pentz S, Blacklock C, Hoffmann K, Peersman W, Nkomazana O, Kutalek R: African Female Physicians and Nurses in the Global Care Chain: Qualitative Explorations from Five Destination Countries. PloS one 10(6): e0129464, 2015.

Sokol-Hessner L,Tsima BM, Dine CJ, Masheto B, Shea JA, Masunge J, Nkomazana O : Perceptions of physician leadership in Botswana. African Journal of Health Professions Education 1(7): 26-31, 2015.

Wojczewski S, Poppe A, Hoffmann K, Peersman W, Nkomazana O, Pentz S, Kutalek R: Diaspora engagement of African migrant health workers - examples from five destination countries. Global health action 8: 29210, 2015.

Willcox ML, Peersman W, Daou P, Diakité C, Bajunirwe F, Mubangizi V, Mahmoud EH, Moosa S, Phaladze N, Nkomazana O, Khogali M, Diallo D, De Maeseneer J, Mant D: Human resources for primary health care in sub-Saharan Africa: progress or stagnation? Human resources for health 13: 76, 2015.

Nkomazana O, Mash R, Shaibu S, Phaladze N: Stakeholders' Perceptions on Shortage of Healthcare Workers in Primary Healthcare in Botswana: Focus Group Discussions. PloS one 10(8): e0135846, 2015.

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