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.