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2044824 6326f94c473f9 220x220 - Senator Lizzie Nkosi

Senator Lizzie Nkosi

Minister for Health, Eswatini Government

Bio Current as of October 12, 2022

Senator Lizzie Nkosi has a Master of Science degree, in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, USA. She started her career as an occupational therapist, where she took a lead to build a rehabilitation team, the cadre and expand services across all regions in the country, and was instrumental for introduction of community-based rehabilitation services. She taught at the University of Witwatersrand as a senior lecture (in Faculty of Medicine) Occupational Therapy Department for a year. She then joined Save the Children Swaziland at a time when they were managing the national expanded programme of immunization. She was later appointed as country programme director for Save the Children UK for 3 years in Malawi where the assessments and mapping services programme focus was district health services, vulnerability assess and food security. She moved on to Ethiopia where she was country programme director for HelpAge International for five years. Program focus was on empowering local civil society organization on issues of aging. Upon return to ESwatini she joined the private sector where she ran her own business, with a very active involvement with the surrounding communities. She was then appointed Senator and Minister for Health.