Dr. Laurene Booyens heads the Care and Treatment Programme of TB HIV Care. The programme supports the Department of Health in providing comprehensive HIV and TB services to communities, located within three districts in the Eastern Cape province, in addition to providing technical assistance to the same districts and province, as the official support partner. Laurene is responsible for the overall strategic direction and reporting of the programme.
Laurene concluded her MBChB degree at the University of Pretoria (SA) in 2008 and is currently in the final stage of her Executive MBA at Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK).
Prior to joining TB HIV Care, Dr Laurene Booyens worked as a clinician in both the private and public sectors, involved in the disciplines of paediatrics, primary health care, urology, emergency medicine and minimally invasive surgery. She has been involved in the not-for-profit sector, in a senior management capacity, since 2014 and has worked in various programme areas, the most noteworthy of which, includes VMMC and Key Populations.
Laurene is passionate about the optimisation of business management principles within the complex context of the clinical sector, by incorporating technical, operational and strategic perspectives. She strongly identifies with the vision of attaining maximal and sustainable impact for vulnerable and less fortunate populations. It is for this reason that her career goals remain to provide sound leadership and an enabling work environment to achieve comprehensive, safe and quality clinical service delivery, where it matters most.