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About Me – Career Achievements

Dr Samke Nyamathe is a General Medical Practitioner.


  • Undergraduate studies: MBChB (University of Cape Town)
  • Diploma in Public Health (UNISA)
  • Masters in Maternal and Child Health Candidate (University of the Witswatersrand)
  • Clinical Management of Mental Health (Foundation of Professional Development)
  • Basic Life Support and Acute Cardiac Life Support (Resuscitation Council of South Africa)


  • Internship and Community Service training - Far East Rand Hospital and South Rand Hospital, Johannesburg.
  • Emergency unit - South Rand Hospital
  • General Practitioner - Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Grow Great Campaign - Flourish Antenatal Classes, Johannesburg South
  • Hope Cape Town - NGO with focus on paediatric HIV and paediatric neurodevelopment.
  • Online consultation - Integrated Virtual Care and Healthforce

Research Experience

Master’s Dissertation:

  • The experiences of cross-border migrant women in accessing antenatal care in Johannesburg south (Municipal Region F)

Hope Cape Town Descriptive Study

  • Risk of HIV infection in young peripartum women (15 – 24 years) at Tygerberg Hospital.
  • Presented for conference at the International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence 2020

Department of Global Surgery – University of Stellenbosch (Research Assistant)

  • Equitable access to quality trauma systems in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries. Assessing gaps and developing priorities

Currently working for the Desmond Tutu TB Centre as a research medical officer