Dr Thabi Maitin
Dr Thabi Maitin is the head of the South African Medical research Council’s Division of Research Capacity Development. In this role she has championed the inception of a restructured portfolio of how the Council funds towards the development of the new generation of health and clinical scientists in the country. This has been done by successfully aligning some nine funding programmes with National Targets for transformation and development of researchers in scarce skills and other identified fields of health research.
Dr Maitin holds a PhD in Health Science and is a Microbiologist by profession. She has been involved in human health capacity development across various institutions, in South Africa, in the region and abroad for some 20 years.