Dr. Jim teWaterNaude, MBChB, MPhil (MCH), FCPHM is a Public Health Medicine specialist who has worked in rural and urban South Africa in the public and NGO sectors. He practices social and clinical occupational medicine and epidemiology, and in research has led a randomized clinical trial in tuberculosis, authored large cross-sectional occupational and environmental studies, and developed tools for interpreting spirometry and chest radiography.
As medical manager of the Asbestos Relief Trust in South Africa, he leads the compensation of asbestos related diseases victims from the previous mining of blue, brown and white asbestos, and also looks after cohorts of asbestos exposed workers from local power stations.
He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, an examiner for the Colleges of Medicine in Occupational Medicine, and is on the Board of Directors of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. SouthAfrica@gban.net