Staff Profiles

Dr. Naledi Betsi Mannathoko

Dr. Naledi Mannathoko

Faculty of Medicine

Biomedical Sciences


Location: Block 246 Office A102
Phone: 76280480
Email Dr. Naledi Betsi Mannathoko

PhD. Medical & health care studies (Swansea University, Wales)

MSc. Applied Microbiology (University of Botswana, Botswana)

BSc. Biology (University of Botswana, Botswana)

Fellow of sub-Saharan Africa FAIMER Regional Institute (medical education)

Who am I:

By grace I am a daughter of the Almighty God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Psalm 139: 13 & 14). A daughter of a Motswana father and Sotho mother; a wife; a mother and a servant of the community as the Lord grants. 

In service to the University of Botswana:

My heart beats for the well being of students and so in serving my profession I am a UBFoM educator and facilitator in Microbiology (teaching and research) within the Department of Biomedical Sciences. I am part of a team that also supports student learning as and when required by the Department of Medical education. I am blessed to be part of a budding but dedicated unit that provides Student Support to UBFoM students. 

I am honoured to be a 'local product' of the University of Botswana, as a former undergraduate and post graduate science student and now as a staff member.

Microbiology lecturer and researcher at the University of Botswana (UB), Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences. Facilitator in teaching of the ‘Principles and Techniques of Medical Education Core Module 705’ coordinated by the UBFoM Department of Medical Education. Also help in teaching undergraduate microbiology at the UB School of Pharmacy i.e. structure of bacteria and fungi; mechanisms of action of antimicrobials and pharmaceutical products from fungi. 

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in pathogens associated with health care associated infections; AMR Enterobacteriaceae colonisation in healthcare settings and the community; antimicrobial properties of indigenous plants; the human humoral and cellular immune response to infecting pathogens.

Colonisation by Staphylococcus aureus

Antimicrobial properties of Indigenous medicines

In pursuit of academic excellence