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Woman of Stature ‘Woman of the Year 2018’ Category Winner: Woman in Healthcare

Dr Mpume Simelane was born in Kwanzimakwe, a village near Port Shepstone South Coast- KZN. She is not only a passionate Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, but also Founding Chair of  Mics & Steths (Microphones &Stethoscopes) Legacy, a health and information consultancy that seeks to provide solutions to Sexual and Reproductive Health & Wellness through connecting Media and Medicine.
She mentions that in her work, she is constantly aware and burdened by the ills that women face. Finding a voice and language to self-articulate in a society where conversations about sex and sexuality are taboo, is one of her main areas of focus. Hence “Microphones and Stethoscopes.


Postgraduate: 2014 (Specialist Fellow of the Colleges of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FCOGSA). Wits university
Submitted theses MMED (masters of medicine in O & G) currently under marking Wits University
Undergraduate: 2006 Medical Doctor Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine UKZN
YALI Network: Focus on understanding Rights of Women and Girls 2017
ESMOE master-trainer’s course 2015
Dr Myles Munroe Level 1 leadership course 2013

Current work and career highlight

District Clinical Specialist (Obst & Gynae) Westrand District: she oversees maternal health including primary healthcare ,school health
Member of MEC of Health Gauteng task team in O&G: focusing on Clinical governance, Health Policy advisory and implementation
Gynaecologist: DISA Clinic (after hours, easy access gynae services)
Gauteng Region Executive Board Member: Southern Africa Sexual Health Association (SASHA)
Member of European Society of Sexual Medicine ESSM
Member of Interntional Society of Sexual Medicine ISSM
Women of Stature: Women of the year awards nominee (in healthcare) 2018
Nominee 2017: 120Under40 New Generation Leader in Family planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute
Founding Chair: Mics & Steths Legacy (Connecting Medicine & Media)
USA -New York PERFOMA17 travelled with Sir Professor Zanele Muholi: world renowned photographer and visual Research a model on how to improve accessible and friendly sexual and reproductive health services for women (November 2017)

Media Work: focus on women and children as an Educator, Speaker and Advocate

 CAMPAIGNS:  Gynae expert

POWA (People Opposed to Women Abuse
Lebresse: Vagina Varsity, Unembarrass Your Period
GEMS / Mamas & Papas Baby Showers


Co-host / Resident OB-GYNAE Sexual health radio show on Kaya FM (current)
Resident Gynae Mogale FM 2016 /17
Guest expert: Power FM, YFM


Guest expert contributor: Cosmopolitan, Mamas & Pappas, Sowetan Newspaper, Soul Magazine


Morning live
Babies 101
Thando Thabethe Bares A l
Rise Talk Show
Super-Doc TV Show



Twitter:   @celebgynae / @micsnsteths
Instagram: @dr.gynae

+27 076 596 5683

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