HEALTH4MEN at ZOLA CLINIC
Meet the team:
Dr Lebo Radebe
Senior Medical Officer
Lebo is originally from Soweto and has been working at the Simon Nkoli clinic since July 2009. He has been the principal medical officer since the clinics inception and is currently involved in training health care workers on matters relating to gender, difference and sexual orientation.
Senior Nurse Practitioner
Julia has been a core member of the clinic since it opened and provides a full range of medical and nursing care to our clients. She has extensive experience working with the msm community and has recently completed training in arv initiation
Lucky has been with the clinic since it opened and has a key role in ensuring that the clinic operates efficiently and logically in order to serve its clients in the best way possible. He is responsible for all operational functions at the clinic including staff management, systems management, invoice processing and data capture. If there are any suggestions or complaints/compliments relating to the service you receive at the clinic then he is the man to talk to.
Nthato has been with the clinic since it opened in 2009. His main role is to prepare patients for their consultation with the doctor, nurse or counsellor. He conducts all the HIV and syphilis testing as well as basic blood pressure and urine checks. He has a key role in triaging all clients to ensure that their journey through the clinic is efficient and appropriate to their needs and expectations.
Daniel is the latest addition to the team. His principal role is to provide pre-test and post-test counselling to clients attending for HIV testing. He gives out results and helps people manage their HIV status whether it is positive or negative. He also ensures that clients are taking their medication properly and that they understand the importance of safer sexual practices and general wellbeing
Themba L Mabaso
Themba has been with the clinic since it opened in 2009. Like Daniel his principal role is to provide pre-test and post-test counselling to clients attending for HIV testing. He gives out results and helps people manage their HIV status whether it is positive or negative. He also ensures that clients are taking their medication properly and that they understand the importance of safer sexual practices and general wellbeing
Veli is the main receptionist at the clinic and primarily he is there to help. He greets all clients attending the clinic and ensures that you receive the most efficient and appropriate care while you are at the clinic. He registers new patients, collects files, files results and makes appointments.
Gift works mainly in the community. He is part of the outreach team. His principle role is to engage with and recruit msm to attend the clinic for STI screening and HIV testing. He also provides counselling as part of outreach HCT campaigns
David is outreach manager and was part of the Soweto MSM survey (Changes Faces) conducted in 2008 and was working as an interviewer and he grew an interest in learning more about the MSM community and has a passion for reaching out to them.