Omphemetse Yvonne Mokgatlhe is a Public Health Specialist – TB /HIV at the Centre of Disease and Prevention (CDC-SA) since 2011. Prior to that, Omphemetse worked at National Department of Health in a TB directorate as a Deputy Director –TB Monitoring & Evaluation Officer responsible for collecting, collating, analysing and interpreting the TB data in South Africa.
Omphemetse studied in several Universities including Free State, Pretoria and Stellenbosch where she obtained B Admin, MPA and Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation. As a nurse, she has extensive knowledge in health programs where she obtained Diploma in General Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health Nursing. She worked at facility level (clinics and hospitals), provincial, National and international levels.
She is a positive, proactive and result –driven professional with extensive public health programs experience inter alia Maternal Health, TB, Drug Resistant-TB, HIV and Information Management. Worked in a public sector for more than twenty years in facilities, district, province and National Department of Health. Expertise in developing and designing data collection tools, collect the data, collate, analyse and provide feedback to all levels including WHO. Ensures that data is validated and corrected before it is disseminated to different levels. Understand and conversant with South African Acts, policies, rules and regulations.
Since 2005, she is involved with development of TB guidelines, Drug Resistant –TB, health system algorithms (ETR.Net and EDR web) and training manuals.
Currently, employed by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention as a TB/HIV Specialist from 2011. She obtained two awards for Extra Miles in 2011 and 2012 respectively.