Maxeen graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal – Westville College Campus, South Africa. She interned at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital before joining the Department of Correctional Services in Pietermaritzburg as a community service pharmacist.
She later joined the Maternal Adolescent and Child Health Institute (MatCH) as a pharmacist supervisor for the eThekwini District where her duties included liaising with relevant stakeholders at the National Department of Health at both district and provincial levels. Thereafter she joined the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). As a clinical research pharmacist at CAPRISA, Maxeen undertook globally relevant and locally responsive research on HIV, TB and SARS-Cov-2 epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment. The primary focus of her research was to enhance therapeutic outcomes and improve the daily lives of patients.
Maxeen’s strengths lie in analytical thinking and the ability to adapt to changing environments in health care. As an Angels consultant in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces, she looks forward to using her scientific knowledge coupled with her networking skills and passion for helping others to connect with health care professionals and improve stroke care in her regions.
She is proud to be part of the Angels team and excited by the opportunity to contribute to the organisation’s impact and long-term growth effects in health care.