Mphu Ramatlapeng

Executive Vice President for Implementation, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Lesotho

Mphu Ramatlapeng is Executive Vice President for Implementation at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) where she leads CHAI’s HIV initiatives in Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health and DEI initiative. Prior to joining CHAI in 2012, Dr Ramatlapeng served as Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Lesotho from 2007 and responsible for the Ministry’s overall clinical, technical and financial management. During her tenure she championed numerous significant health achievements, including reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission, the introduction of an innovative basic health package to support mothers with limited access to health clinics and championed the rollout of the HPV vaccine during her tenure.

Dr Ramatlapeng previously served as Country Director for the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, Lesotho, bringing her experience in pharmaceutical supply and management to the role.

Born in Lesotho, Dr Ramatlapeng obtained her medical degree at Kharkov Medical School, Ukraine, and later a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Dr Ramatlapeng is a Board Member of Living Goods and also highly regarded for her contribution to the Board of Anglo American. She has held a number of Board Member positions, including Vice Chair to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (2011-2013). She has served as Board member on the Boards of Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the Stop TB Partnership and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). She is a leading advocate for women in business, and served as founding Board member of Women in Business (WIB), Lesotho.

Last updated: 6 Dec 2023

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