Kekeletso Kao

Kekeletso Kao

Deputy Director, Access

Location Geneva, Switzerland

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Department Access

Unit Diagnostic System Strengthening

About Kekeletso Kao

Kekeletso (Keke) joined FIND Geneva in 2011 following her stint as consultant for Lesotho and Swaziland projects for FIND starting in 2008. In 2003 she earned a master’s degree in microbiology from Rhodes University, South Africa. After graduation, she worked as a laboratory scientist in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho. In 2004 she joined Population Services International, Lesotho, as an Outreach Coordinator where she was responsible for the organization and coordination of HIV/AIDS outreach activities to mainly rural communities of Lesotho.

In 2005, Keke was appointed Director of Laboratory Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho. In this role she led the process for the development of the first national laboratory policy and strategic plan. Together with the National TB Programme Manager she mobilized resources and technical support that allowed the country to conduct its first national Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey.