Dr Ntombifikile Nokwethemba Mtshali
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr Ntombifikile Mtshali is a medical doctor who obtained her MBChB at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007.
She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Wits Business School, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from CETAD, University of Lancaster, UK.
She has completed several short courses, amongst them a Value Based Healthcare Intensive Seminar with the Harvard University. She also recently participated in a Leadership Development Programme with the Centre for Creative Leadership in the United States of America.
She has over 10 years’ experience in the health sector as a clinician in both the private and public sector.
Dr Mtshali has been a champion for the right to accessible and cost-effective quality health care for all.
She is a strong advocate for women and reproductive health rights – she ensured that Bertha Gxowa Hospital was able to provide Choice of Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP) for first trimester pregnancies, the first hospital to do so in Ekurhuleni during her tenure as the hospital CEO
Under her leadership, the hospital established youth friendly services for young people and outreach programmes to neighbouring schools for sex and reproductive health education as well as sanitary pads distribution.
She has spearheaded patient centred innovations tailored to reduce waiting times and improve overall patient experience of care, and led innovations aimed at efficient utilisation of scarce resources such as blood and blood products.
She boasts several awards in recognition of her work, and notably in 2017, the Mail and Guardian named Dr Mtshali as one of the Top 200 young South Africans.
Dr Mtshali previously oversaw and managed a multi-million dollar grant for The Aurum Institute which is aimed at providing technical assistance, health systems strengthening and direct service delivery in the HIV/TB response in South Africa. She led a multidisciplinary team of operational, support and technical experts in line with the requirements and mandate from the development partners and the Department of Health.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Shout-It-Now, Dr Mtshali leads the organisation to continue its modern delivery of HIV and GBV prevention services.
Shout-It-Now focuses on the youth, especially vulnerable young woman within Gauteng and the North-West provinces, addressing stigma and empowering the normalisation of the conversation around sexual reproductive health. This is done through providing a relatable, easily accessible and youthful, professional service delivery.
As an advocate for community development, she serves as a Chairperson of the CHABAHIVA (Church and Business against HIV and AIDS) Trust Board and a hospital member at the Edenvale Hospital.
Despite her demanding schedule, Dr Mtshali continues to interface with patients, her first passion, as a sessional medical officer/general practitioner. When she is not at work, she is honing her piano skills or perfecting her golf swing.
She is a mother to two boys – one a full teen and the other pre-teen with teenager tendencies.