Rorisang Kgosana
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4 Jul 2020
5:15 am

Katekani Ngobeni: Environmental health specialist takes up Covid-19 fight

Rorisang Kgosana

With a master’s degree through UJ to explore the use of respiratory protection devices in low-income healthcare settings, Ngobeni was prepared for the current pandemic

Katekani Ngobeni, a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has been providing workshops to various provincial departments of health to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Senior researcher Katekani Ngobeni has used her knowledge and love for the field of personal protective equipment (PPE) to bring calm to public healthcare facilities as she trains, advises and guides government on how to contain the spread of infections during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ngobeni, 34, is an environmental health specialist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), specialising in infection prevention and control and forms part of a team of young researchers who are funded by the Centre for Disease Control to offer support on coronavirus infectious control to national department of health facilities and partners. “Healthcare...