Dr Nita Okoko

Program Officer

Nita is a dentist with postgraduate qualifications in Public Health. She became part of the Nossal institute in 2016. She has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.

Before studying public health, Nita worked as a dentist at hospitals in South Africa and Kenya. She concurrently worked in oral health promotion and within numerous government programs. The development and evaluation of a program to improve health outcomes and the mental health of women living with HIV has been a professional highlight for Nita.

Making her life’s work count towards achieving justice and equity in the world gets Nita out of bed each morning.