Amanda Fononda is the TB Programme Director. In her role she assumes overall responsibility for activities within the Global Fund TB Programme which includes the implementation of technical assistance and direct service delivery to support and scale up quality services across TB and HIV screening, diagnosis, linkage to care, treatment and continuity of care.
Amanda began her journey with TB HIV Care as the Correctional Services Programme (CSP) Regional Manager (East London). Under her guidance, the management areas in both Eastern Cape (6) and KZN (2) flourished. Of note was her stewardship of the Management Development Programme.
She joined the TB Programme as an Assistant Programme Manager when it started in 2019 and was responsible for overseeing the eThekwini, King Cetshwayo and Ugu Districts. She guided the implementation of the ‘finding the missing TB cases’ strategy in the three districts and led a pilot of innovations for finding TB in the districts.
Amanda’s résumé reflects more than a decade of collaboration with international and local non-governmental organisations in the field of public health, with an interest in key and vulnerable populations. Her previous roles have included Programme Assistant, Grant Administrator, Project Officer and Regional Project Coordinator, where Amanda gained valuable expertise in grant management and different funders like the European Union, Global Fund, PEPFAR (CDC & USAID) and Atlantic Philanthropies.
Amanda graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology & Applied Economics followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics from the University of Cape Town. She also holds a National Diploma in Journalism.