Dr Coen Louw
Founder. Director: Health & Nutrition
Coenie Louw obtained a MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria (1991) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management
Coenie Louw obtained a MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria (1991) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management from the Colleges of Medicine South Africa (2014). He holds numerous certifications in Publich Health, Program Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, HIV and TB management, Male Sexual Health and Child Health. He is currently working on completing his Research based Masters Degree in Medicine on the topic: “ The impact and cost effectiveness of mHealth interventions and tools in the fight against the HIV pandemic in LMICs – focusing on South Africa”.
He is also qualified in Opioid Addiction Management and passionate about working with people who use and inject drugs. He holds Good Clinical Practice qualifications, both in South Africa and the USA (completed the NIAID GCP training). Coenie has more than 20 years experience in the medical field and has been active in various sectors: As a lecturer at the Medical University of South Africa (2003 to 2010) he progressed through the ranks to be appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Anatomy by 2007. He has been involved in the nonprofit sector for more than 4 years, first as Global Program Director based in Nigeria and then as Country Director in South Africa for LittleBigSouls International Charitable Foundation
In June 2010 Dr Louw organized the first ever Premature Baby Care Symposium in Abuja, Nigeria where more than 200 doctors and nurses from Nigeria and Ghana received training in premature baby care and neonatal resuscitation. He represented LittleBigSouls at the Geneva based UN Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Nigeria and also at the PMNCH Conference in Johannesburg (2014).
Has experience in public health as Medical Officer in Primary Health Care and Virology - during this time in rural North West Province he established 4 HIV high risk clinics to fill a gap in the treatment cascade of HIV positive adults and children.
First Premature Baby Care Symposium, June 2010, Abuja Nigeria. Also main chief organizer of the symposium.
- “Social Franchise aimed at Key Populations known for high rates of Substance Abuse – measuring impact on health seeking behavior and health outcomes” at the Medical Research Council’s South African Community Epidemiology Network for Drug Use forum (2014)
- “ A missed opportunity – HPV vaccination preventing anal cancer in young men, especially MSM” Coenie will present at the 7th annual South African AIDS Conference in June 2015.
- “Kangaroo Mother Care – keeping premature babies alive and warm in remote settings” -Practical workshop, First Premature Baby care Symposium, Abuja, Nigeria (2010)