Mamakase Sello M

Mamakase Sello

Southfield, City of Cape Town

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About me:

Enthusiastic Public Health researcher eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and clear understanding of Public Health issues. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in Public Health. I am skilled in project coordination, public health research, program planning, and evaluation, strategic health communication, community education, team building, problem resolution, Microsoft suit, online conferencing, SAS, Epi Info, and SPSS. 

Education:

Master of Public Health 

Experience:

Public Health (Epidemiology) Intern 

Riley County Health Department, Manhattan, KS, USA                                       Jun 2020 – Jan 2021 

Responsibilities 

  • Customized the CDC epidemiological protocol (CASPER) for use in Riley County 
  • Pilot tested the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit in the context of Riley County 
  • Conducted Epi Info trainings for CASPER volunteers 
  • Developed data collection tools for the CASPER survey 
  • Assessed community health gaps and evaluated the CASPER protocol 
  • Researched the best epidemiological tools for RCHD 
  • Data collection and entry using Epi Info 
  • Data analysis using Epi Info 

Contact Tracer (Volunteer) 

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Manhattan, KS, USA                  Jun 2020 – Aug 2020 Responsibilities

  • Conducted contact outreach calls and notified exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure using salesforce 
  • Advised contacts to self-quarantine and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms 
  • Determined and provided support services for contacts to effectively self-quarantine 

 

Laboratory Demonstrator 

National University of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho                                                Aug 2017 – Aug 2019 

Responsibilities 

  • Managed day to day lab activities including purchasing equipment and consumables
  • Coordinated student project placements with local organizations such MOH, UNICEF, Baylor, and local clinics.
  • Conducted research on current topics such as HIV programming and maternal and child health 
  • Trained college students and supported teaching through the demonstration of exercises in line with agreed learning outcomes of the course to reinforce the theory presented in lectures by providing students with hands-on practical experience in Nutrition.
  • Led and monitored student laboratory sessions in subject specialism on the demonstration of practicum for Nutrition, Environmental Health and Nursing students (2nd year and 3rd year microbiology laboratory sessions)

 

Health and Nutrition (Intern) 

United Nations World Food Program, Maseru, Lesotho                                       Jun 2016 – Aug 2016 

Responsibilities 

  • Supported and facilitated health training of community health personnel in rural communities
  • Assisted in coordinating blanket supplementary feeding for children under two and pregnant/lactating women to support households with acutely malnourished people living with HIV and/or receiving treatment for TB.
  • Assessed community health gaps among PLWH in Rural Thabatseka 
  • Data collection for evaluation of the supplementary blanket feeding program
  • Provided health education and counseling for people living with HIV
  • Travelled to rural districts of Lesotho for data collection and food distribution 
  • Attended meetings and trainings with the Ministry of Health Lesotho

 

Peace Corps Heathy Living Ambassador                                                Aug 2011-Aug 2013 

Youth In Combat For Development, Botha-Bothe, Lesotho 

Responsibilities 

  • Trained youth in Botha-Bothe about healthy living (including nutrition, how to avoid HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)  
  • Publicized wellness activities in Butha-Buthe district
  • Identified strategies and potential ideas for improving health and supporting youth in Butha-Buthe 
  • Promoted health through workshops and community activities and developing training material for the youth 
  • Drafted the Youth in Combat organization constitution under the supervision of Lauren Deakin (Peace Corps) 

 

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