Reginald Matchaba-Hove

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A senior lecturer in occupational health and acting head of the School of Public Health at the University of Botswana. He is recognized as a leading human rights activist in southern Africa.

Matchaba-Hove is a member of the steering committee of the World Movement for  Democracy, an ex-officio member of the management committee of  the African Democracy Forum, and an inaugural board member of the Southern Africa Trust.

He has also served as a member of the Joint Health Planning Committee of the Ministry of Health and as chair of the University of Zimbabwe's Department of   Community Medicine. From 1992 to 1999, he was the inaugural chair  of  the Zimbabwe  Human Rights  Association. 

From 2001 to  2007, Matchaba-Hove  served  as  the  national  chair  of  the  Zimbabwe  Election  Support Network, which  engaged  in  voter  education,  election  monitoring, advocacy,  and research on electoral issues. Matchaba-Hove has an MSc in occupational medicine from the University of London. He received his  BA in medicine and surgery from the University of Zimbabwe.


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