Ntombifuthi Luthuli is a qualified public health practitioner who holds a Master in Public Health. She is a seasoned professional nurse with a BCur in Nursing Education & Nursing Management. She completed her diploma in General Nursing Science, Community, Midwifery and Psychiatry at RK Khan Nursing College.
Futhi joined TB HIV Care in November 2019 as a Site Manager for the Sex Worker Project in uMgungundlovu and progressed to be the KZN Assistant Programme Manager for the TB Programme in November 2021. She later joined the PPPrev Programme in May 2023 as a Quality Improvement Technical Lead and was acting Regional Manager for the eThekwini district, where she was instrumental in forging strategic multisectoral partnerships with political leadership and local partners working in the HIV response in the district.
Futhi has extensive experience working with vulnerable populations and is passionate about key populations, making her the perfect fit for our Correctional Services Programme.
Prof. Harry Hausler is the Chief Executive Officer of TB HIV Care and has served on the board for six years. Harry is a family physician, HIV clinician and preventive medicine specialist with 28 years of international public health experience in implementing and evaluating integrated tuberculosis and HIV programs.
Harry has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is an Associate Professor at the University of the Western Cape. Prior to working with TB HIV Care, Harry worked with the Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization in Geneva and as the National TB/HIV Technical Advisor in the South African Department of Health. He has also managed medical services in refugee camps in Rwanda and conducted TB/HIV and PMTCT research in Haiti.
Prof Hausler is the Chair of the Civil Society Forum of the Western Cape and Co-Chair of the Provincial Council on AIDS and TB, the Chair of the TB Prevention Task Team of the National TB Think Tank and a member of the Civil Society TB Task Team of SANAC, the National HIV Think Tank and the World Health Organization Civil Society Task Force on TB.
Hildegarde Badenhorst is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting as well as Honours in Accounting.
Hildegarde joined TB HIV Care in April 2020 as Finance Manager, where she worked closely with our head office and programme teams. Her passion, experience, and knowledge of the public health sector has seen her rise through the ranks, and she now manages the finance department of TB HIV Care as our Finance Director.