Doctor Oathokwa Nkomazana, MBChB, FCOphth, MSc CEH, is Associate Program Director at the University of Botswana School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
She received her MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 1993 before interning in Surgery and then Medicine in Scotland. She then served as a Medical Officer in Internal Medicine, Accident and Emergency, and Ophthalmology at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana before becoming a Resident in Ophthalmology in Cape Town and Bloemfontein South Africa from 1996 through 2000. In that year, she received her FCOphth from the College of Ophthalmologists, RSA. She continued her education later, receiving an MSc CEH from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006.
From 2001 through 2006, Dr. Nkomazana worked as a Specialist, Consultant, and Senior Consultant in Ophthalmology in Gaborone, becoming the Head of Ophthalmology at the Princess Marina Hospital in 2002. From 2005 through 2006 she served as Hospital Superintendent at the same hospital.
Internationally, Dr. Nkomazana is a member of the ongoing WHO Guidelines Development Group for the WHO/PEPFAR initiative on scaling up transformative medical nursing and midwifery education, as well as the International Consensus Group on AIDS-related CMV retinitis: developing guidelines on the management of CMV retinitis in resource limited settings. She was a member of the Princess Marina Hospitals Ethics Committee from 2007 through 2010. Within Botswana, she chairs the Botswana Eye Care Providers Society and the Technical Committee on the Prevention of Blindness. Up until recently, she was the Chair of her institution’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.
She is the Principal Investigator for a number of funded research projects: Botswana MEPI project ($10 000) 2010-2015, Human Resources for Primary Care in Africa (HURAPRIM ) (€298 532.00.), 2011-2015; A Comprehensive Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Botswana’s National Antiretroviral Therapy Program to Inform Policy on Efficiency and Quality of Care ($500 000) 2012-2014.