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Dr Lerato Marivate

Project Lead South Africa

Dr Lerato Marivate is a certified medical practitioner with a passion for the preservation and promotion of health, with a keen interest in public health issues in Africa. After earning a medical degree from the University of Cape Town in 2004, she served as a medical officer at several tertiary hospitals in multiple provinces of South Africa, moving on to join International SOS (Medical and Security Assistance Company) as a Flight Doctor, providing medical care and services to patients in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.

She worked at a multinational pharma company in 2011 as a Medical Advisor, moved on to Head of Medical for Southern Africa before emigrating to this company’s headquarters in Belgium overseeing their Vaccines portfolio.

A passion for surgery and patient care, coupled with the desire to learn a transferable skill, led to a position at the University of the Witwatersrand, Surgical Department in 2016, where she gained experience in general surgery, having worked at a number of Johannesburg hospitals (Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic, Helen Joseph and Leratong Hospitals) where she served as a surgical registrar.