Nkoleleng Mashilo

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Nkoleleng Mashilo
Project Manager: Recruitment and Retention

Nkoleleng (preferred Nkole), pursued a nursing profession and gained rich experiences in various medical fields, at times, working in very resource-limited environments. As part of the Ezintsha Research Team, Nkole coordinates projects and leads recruitment and retention team. Her insight into public health deficiencies has inspired her to use the Ezintsha platform to implement solutions for populations not previously well considered and collaboration with other community stakeholders in Johannesburg metropolitan.

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Nkole has worked as a nurse in hospitals (various departments), clinics, old age homes, psychiatric institutions, etc. – in both rural and urban areas. She studied at Baragwanath nursing college for a four-year nursing diploma. She continued her nursing career by studying for a degree in nursing at the University of Johannesburg while working at the former Coronation Hospital (now known as the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital) and completed it while at RHRU.

In 2007, Nkole joined RHRU, later changed its name to Wits RHI as a Research Nurse and in 2013 was promoted to a Quality Improvement Advisor where she learnt skills in research quality control and assurance. She was later promoted as Project Manager responsible for leading Client Care Team which initially comprised of Community and Operations Teams which was later separated and presently responsible for Client Care.

Nkole became the Principal Investigator of a smoking study in 2014 and Chronic Care Centre feasibility study in 2021. Nkole obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in 2021. She is continuing her studies as PhD candidate with interest in men’s health.