Staff Profiles

Dr. Sajini Souda

Sajini Souda

Faculty of Medicine


Senior Lecturer

Location: Room- 2006, Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital
Phone: 5615
Email Dr. Sajini Souda

MBBS, MD (Microbiology) (India)


I am a medical doctor with postgraduate training in Clinical Microbiology (India). I am involved in teaching and training the MBBS students. I am also  interested both in clinical and laboratory research related to infectious diseases. 

I have worked at Primary Health centres, Private Hospitals and in government hospitals in India.

In Botswana, I worked as a general practitioner at a private clinic in Kanye and also at Botswana Harvard AIDS Initiative Partnership for a period of five years, as a Study Physician and as Study Coordinator for various HIV infection related clinical studies.

At present, in UB  I am involved in multidisciplinary research projects related to infectious diseases. 

My main teaching area is related to infectious diseases and microbiology.

I am involved in teaching and training MBBS students 

I am interested in research related to Infectious diseases, Healthcare associated Infections and antimicrobial resistance.

Co-Supervising an MMed Anaesthesia student .

Topic: A clinical audit on Central venous catheter maintenance in the adult intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital in Botswana.

  1. Julius C. Mwita, Sajini Souda, Mgaywa G. M. D. Magafu, Amos Massele, Brian Godman & Michael Mwandri (2018): Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent Surgical site infections in Botswana: findings and implications, Hospital Practice,46: 3,97-102.
  2. Zash, R., Souda, S., Leidner, J., Ribaudo, H., Binda, K., Moyo, S.,Shapiro, R. (2016). HIV exposed children account for more than half of 24-month mortality in Botswana. BMC Pediatrics, 16103.  doi:10.1186/s12887-016-0635-5.
  3.  Souda, S., Simani Gaseitsiwe, N.G., Powis, K., Moremedi, D., Iketleng, T., Leidner, J., Moffat, C., Ogwu, A., Lockman, S., Moyo, S. and Mmalane, M., 2013. No clinically significant drug resistance mutations in HIV-1 subtype C infected women after discontinuation of NRTI-based or PI-based HAART for PMTCT In Botswana. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)63(5), p.572.


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