Ministry of Health: Overview
Minister of Health
About Minister Nomafrench Mbombo
Professor Nomafrench Mbombo hails from Mdantsane township in East London, Eastern Cape. Before entering into politics, she was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape.
She holds a PhD in the area of Gender and Human Rights (UWC), Masters in Maternal & Child Health (UKZN) and a Bachelors in Nursing Science (UFH). She previously worked in provincial and local government health departments in the Eastern Cape and KZN respectively.
Before her appointment to the role of Western Cape Minster of Health, she was the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs & Sport.
A scholar and community activist, she h
as worked and collaborated with different stakeholders provincially, nationally, across Africa and globally, engaging communities, civil society, governments, parliamentarians and professional bodies to amplify the voices of populations at risk, particularly, pregnant and rural women.
She has also served in different organizations as a member, advisor and consultant in various ministerial committees such as the National Committee of Confidential Enquiries on Maternal Death, NEPAD, and the UN Office of Human Rights: Women & Gender Directorate.