Dr Nkateko Mkhondo

World Health Organisation, SA Office (WHO) 

Dr Nkateko Mkhondo is a medical doctor and public health specialist who currently serves as the Technical Officer for TB at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Her role primarily focuses on; supporting the National TB Programme and key stakeholders in the TB response, in generating evidence through research, development of normative guidance, and adaptation of global best practices to the local context. She has provided technical leadership in periodic programme reviews, and TB priority studies, such as the National TB Prevalence survey and the National TB Patient Cost survey. Recently her role has included support for the COVID-19 emergency response in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the WHO mandate. Dr. Mkhondo has extensive clinical and public health experience in the TB and HIV programmes. Her experience over the years spans the public health sector, and non-governmental organizations, in both local and international settings.  She completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pretoria and holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, as well as a postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management from Colleges of Medicine South Africa. 


Dr. Mkhondo has a deep passion for improving the TB and HIV programs in South Africa and the wider Africa region. She is committed to bringing quality healthcare to patients and addressing barriers to access.