Dr Witbooi, LN
Dr. Witbooi commenced her career in healthcare 21 years ago at the age of 17. She studied a B.Curationis degree (2000 - 2003, Cum Laude) in preparation for an MBBCh degree. Thereafter she commenced her medical studies at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School. She worked at night as a midwife in Rahima Moosa Mother & Child labor ward to fund her medical studies. During university term breaks, she worked as a first aider at a Jewish summer youth camp.
She worked for three years at the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape Department of Health. Two of those years where internship at Grootte Schuur Hospital & Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital in the surgical, medical, pediatric, obstetric/ gynaecology, psychiatry, family medicine departments. She completed community service at Alexandra Mental Health Care Hospital.
She worked in the non-government sector (Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, TBHIV Care & Centre for Infectious Disease in Africa) as a clinical trial researcher, performing voluntary male medical circumcisions, and general medical practitioner services to the clinical trial participants.
Dr. Witbooi worked at the City of Cape Town Health Department as a general medical practitioner, HIV/ AIDs and Tuberculosis care practitioner, and chronic & acute illness care doctor. Six clinics in area central were in her care.
She has a special interest in public health medicine, intimate partner violence, communicable infectious diseases & zoonosis. She is a member of the South African HIV Clinician Society. She is one of the lecturers at the City of Cape Town Department Health training courses for health care workers.
Her philanthropic portfolio included support to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Women & Children during her first degree and soup kitchens in impecunious communities as a teenager. Currently, Peace Home is close to her heart.