Plenary Speakers

Dr. Tendani Gaolath

Assistant Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine - University of Botswana

Dr. Tendani Gaolathe is a lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine. She chairs and serves on the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ National HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines Committee, and advisory to numerous technical working groups. She also serves as a research associate at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership and is currently assisting Rutgers Global Health Institute in laying the groundwork for collaboration between Rutgers and the University of Botswana.

Through the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership’s PEPFAR training and capacity building program, Dr. Gaolathe has served as Principal Investigator on two cooperative agreements and led the Botswana Harvard Master Trainer treatment and education effort, which has been instrumental in the successful rollout of antiretroviral treatment clinics, task shifting, laboratory decentralization, and national monitoring and evaluation efforts in Botswana. Previously, Dr. Gaolathe worked at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, first as a specialist in internal medicine. and then as interim director of the facility’s antiretroviral drug clinic.

A native of Botswana, Dr. Gaolathe earned her medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada and completed her medical residencies at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.