Alison Best

Alison Best manages TB HIV Care’s communications unit, which shares TB HIV Care’s stories both internally and externally in an effort to influence public health.

Alison has a Masters in Public Health from the University of the Western Cape. Her thesis explored the knowledge, attitudes and practices around TB and HIV among inmates in correctional centres in the Western and Eastern Cape. Prior to that she completed an honours degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.

Alison has worked for TB HIV Care for ten years, first in the advocacy, communication and social mobilisation (ACSM) unit and then in the communications unit.

Prior to working at TB HIV Care, Alison wrote, coordinated and occasionally filmed, for various documentary making companies and was a board member of Women in Film and Television South Africa. She is a strong writer and has written documentary narratives that were sold to the BBC and National Geographic Television.

Mfezi Mcingana

Mfezi is TB HIV Care’s Key Populations Programme Director and leads the strategic direction for providing a comprehensive HIV prevention package of services to sex workers and people who inject drugs (PWID) across different provinces in the country.

Mfezi has more than ten years of experience in programme coordination within the HIV/AIDS field and has worked with both the South African Police Service and orphaned and vulnerable children.

Mfezi has a BA in Social Work and Diploma in HIV Management. He joined TB HIV Care in 2014 as the Sex Worker Project Coordinator in Nelson Mandela Bay. He was promoted to Site Manager in the HIV Prevention Programme, where he focused on comprehensive HIV prevention, care and support to sex workers and people who use drugs (PWUD). He also led and implemented research projects focusing on female sex workers operating in Nelson Mandela Bay.