Prof. Nelesh Govender

Prof.  Nelesh Govender

Prof. Nelesh GovenderInfectious Disease

South Africa

Dr. Govender is a medical doctor with a specialisation in pathology (clinical microbiology), giving him broad insight into clinical and laboratory aspects of a wide range of infectious diseases. His particular area of expertise is in medical mycology and in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), his work has focused largely on the neglected area of antifungal resistance. In addition, he has formal training in clinical HIV management, tropical medicine, epidemiology and statistics. Dr. Govender heads the Centre for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), AMR and Mycoses at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa.