Matsae Balosang has over 30 years of experience developing and delivering public health programs. Her primary interest is working with communities and partners to improve access to comprehensive, patient-centered care. She is passionate about aligning programming and service delivery to national, global and regional health commitments.
Ms. Balosang is the ACS Project Coordinator at Results for Development (R4D) in Botswana. In this role, she supports the African Collaborative for Health Financing Solutions (ACS) project. Her work includes monitoring workplans, preparing reports, cultivating and managing relationships with partners including the Government of Botswana, USAID, USG implementing partners, civil society and the private sector. She facilitates dialogue and collaboration to promote universal health coverage. She also develops administrative procedures and policies, project guides and communication materials.
Her past work includes oversight of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV program from 1999 to 2002 in Botswana. She partnered with CDC and the Ministry of Local Government (MLG) to establish the Applied Public Health Program Management Training program to address gaps in public health management training and competencies related to HIV and AIDS. Her work helped the MLG build capacity and institutionalize evidence-based planning.
Prior to R4D, Ms. Balosang was the national coordinator of an initiative to scale up SRHR/HIV and SGBV services from a pilot project to nationwide in Botswana. In this role, she helped improve the performance of the public health workforce to manage, monitor and improve the national HIV response in the context of integrated service delivery. She also partnered with government colleagues to design, develop and adapt training programs.
Ms. Balosang holds a master’s degree in public health in health promotion and a BSC in CHE from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is also qualified from the National Health Institute in Botswana as a midwife and general nurse.
Ms. Balosang speaks Setswana and is fluent in English.