Dr Kereng Masupu


He is the Coordinator of the Presidential COVID-19 Task Force and a highly accomplished international infectious disease expert. In his illustrious career, amongst others.

• Dr. Masupu has served as the Head of HIV Monitoring and Evaluation for the Government of the Republic of Botswana deputising the National Coordinator.
• Dr. Masupu also worked for the Government of the Republic of Zambia as Senior Strategic Information Technical Advisor in that country’s fight against HIV/AIDS.
• Dr. Masupu worked for the Government of the Republic of Namibia as Senior Strategic Information Technical Advisor in the area of HIV/AIDS.
• Dr. Masupu was engaged by the Republic of South Africa as Senior Strategic Information Technical Advisor when it developed its HIV/TB Response Plan.
• Dr. Masupu worked for the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the Coordinator- Joint Annual Review of the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan.
• He worked for the World Bank & NACA as Head, Monitoring and Evaluation (HIV/AIDS).
• Dr. Masupu worked for the World Health Organisation (WHO) as Lead Facilitator for a successful Botswana Global Fund Malaria proposal.
• Dr. Masupu was also the Coordinator of the Task Team to contain the Contagious Bovine Pleuronpenoumonia/CBPP (Cattle Lung Disease) outbreak in Ngamiland Republic of Botswana in the 1990s.
• He set up the Botswana Vaccine Institute Laboratory.
• He built a Medical Records Facility from scratch for the Republic of Namibia.
• Dr Masupu started the KITSO training initiative on HIV/AIDS treatment and care for the Republic of Botswana.
• He was the founding Executive Director of Champions for an HIV-Free Generation which comprises former Presidents and influential persons to mobilise high-level leadership against HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Masupu’s unique position as a veterinarian who has dealt with infectious diseases in human beings and animals makes him one of the country’s foremost epidemiologists who is eminently qualified to lead the Presidential COVID-19 Task Force. For instance, there are clear parallels between CBPP and COVID-19: Both are highly contagious and if not contained through restricted movement of carriers, they can spread very fast. Dr. Masupu trained as a veterinarian at the University of Tuskegee before reading for a Masters degree in epidemiology at the University of California, both in the United States.

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