Ahava Mathivha

Ahava Mathivha

Born in South Africa. Grew up under Apartheid South Africa. One of seven children born to the late Prof M.E.R. Mathivha and the late Mrs Gladys Muofhe Mathivha. I am currently an Adjunct Professor in Critical Care Medicine and a Paediatric Intensivist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. I graduated from the University of Natal (South Africa), completed a Pediatric Residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital before embarking on an adventure to North Carolina USA. At Duke University, I completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. I am Director of Critical Care Medicine at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital; Vice President of the Society of Critical Care of Southern Africa; Past Chairperson of the South African Medical Association’s Committee of Education, Science and Technology; Member of the Ministerial Committees of Health Technology Management and Revitalization of Emergency Medical Services; and Vice Chairperson of the Hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee. I run a combined Adult and Paediatric Critical Care Fellowship Programme and am part of the Astra Zeneca Africa outreach programme on improving Critical Care structures and Continuing Professional Development. To this end I have already visited Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria and am busy formulating a fellowship programme in Paediatric Critical Care to accommodate graduates from those countries.My interests are, to mention but a few:Providing Critical Care in Resource scarce environments.Lung protective Mechanical Ventilation.Managing HIV infected infants in PICUNon Conventional modes of ventilationInfection control measures and antibiotic use protocolsExploring the possibilities of Telemedicine in Africa for Critical Care