Ruth Pooe

I am employed by the Department of Social Development as the Director for Care and Support programmes within the HIV and AIDS Chief Directorate. I am a Social Worker by profession, with an Honours degree in Psychology, and studying for a Masters’ degree in Social Work with the University of Pretoria. I have over thirty years’ experience in the social work field, twenty of which are in the HIV and AIDS field. I have extensive experience in working with other departments, provinces, national NGOs and donors, managing donor funding and providing guidance and support on care and support programmes.

I am passionate about HIV and AIDS issues, psychosocial support and developmental issues.