Natasha Davies

Natasha graduated from Glasgow University medical school in 2002, completed her internship year in Scotland and then moved to South Africa. Working in the pre-antiretroviral rollout era, Natasha gained extensive skills in opportunistic diseases management and palliative care provision. Ever since national ART rollout began in 2004, Natasha has been initiating and managing patients on ART. She joined the infectious diseases unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, in 2005 where she accumulated extensive clinical experience managing complex HIV-associated inpatient cases and providing chronic, outpatient ART care. In 2010, Natasha moved to RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute) where she continues working as a clinician with a keen interest in assisting HIV-affected couples who wish to safely conceive, supporting efforts to improve PMTCT provision and linkage to care for mother-infant pairs in the post-natal period and managing patients experiencing ARV treatment failure. Additionally, having completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree (University of Liverpool) in 2011, she is also involved in health systems strengthening efforts including providing HCW training, supporting quality improvement projects undertaken in RHI supported districts and working with the National Department of Health via the PMTCT steering committee and technical working group. She was a Director on the Board for the Southern African HIV Clinicians’ Society until October 2013 and sits on the ‘HIV Nursing Matters’ editorial committee (the Society’s nursing magazine).