Sandile Prusente has a nursing background with diplomas in general, community, midwifery and psychiatric nursing sciences. He is a public health specialist (MSc Med) with more than 12 years’ experience in clinical and research programmes. In 2007, Sandile joined the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) as a nurse clinician (HIV/TB) and later worked with the International Centre for Aids Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) in patient clinical management.
Sandile joined TB HIV Care in 2009. He served in various positions including as a site manager (Mthatha) and a regional manager (Eastern Cape) (HTS/PP Prev). More recently (2018) he provided technical support as the clinical technical lead for the Care and Treatment Programme. Sandile explains his goal has always been to provide sound leadership that creates an enabling work environment that caters for all those in need of care and development.
Sandile begins his role as the new C&T Programme Manager effective 01 June 2019. He will provide leadership, operational and strategic direction and continue to collaborate closely with funders and the Eastern Cape Department of Health.