The PSAf Board Member for Lesotho is Dr. Mpolai Moteetee, a medical doctor and public health specialist currently working as an independent consultant.
In her career spanning more than four decades, Dr Moteetee served as a consultant for numerous governmental and intergovernmental interventions on HIV/AIDS and related issues such as voluntary medical male circumcision. These assignments include the Finalization of the HIV Strategic Plan for Eritrea, where she reviewed and reoriented the National Strategy Plan on HIV/AIDS 2012-2016, Eritrea; Mid Term Review of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)Programme Ministry of Health in Lesotho; Development of the Joint TB-HIV Concept Note for Ethiopia; Development of the National Multi-Sectoral Integrated Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases Lesotho; Preparation and submission of the Lesotho Country Co-ordinating Mechanism (LCCM) for HIV/AIDS; and the development of Lesotho Government’s Proposal to the Millenium Challenge Corporation/Account .
In the public service, Dr Moteetee is a former Director General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Lesotho). She also served as Chief Executive/Director General Lesotho AIDS Programme Co-ordinating Authority (LAPCA); Director Primary Health Care in the Ministry of Health, Lesotho; . Head of Family Health Division, Lesotho Ministry of Health; and Acting District Medical Officer (DMO) Leribe Government Hospital, Lesotho.
Dr. Moteetee has worked in a number of African countries. Her roles across Africa include as a Project Officer Health for UNICEF Liberia; Health Officer South Zone Kismayo and North East Zone Bossasso for UNICEF Somalia; Coordinator Centre for Public Health and Nutrition Surveillance (CPHNSS), Mogadishu, Somalia; and Epidemiologist Bauchi Zonal Office UNICEF Nigeria.
As an academic, Dr. Moteetee has published extensively on HIV/AIDS, Health Policy and Planning, among other themes.