Dr Molokoane, Felicia Moitlamo, is a healthcare practitioner, specialising as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (Maternal Foetal Med). Molokoane’s journey began during her early years as an undergraduate at the then University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal - UKZN). There she was inspired to focus on obstetrics and HIV at a time when the disease was still steeped in stigma and denialism in South Africa.
As an intern at Jubilee District Hospital, she got hands-on hospital experience - from the use of sonars to dealing with crises such as doctor shortages. She even volunteered occasionally as she came to enjoy obstetrics. She especially loved helping patients - usually in pain and crying, and oblivious to what would happen to themselves or their babies. Molokoane went to the University of Pretoria (UP) to specialise in obstetrics at the institution she was advised was the best in the country.
After completing her training, she became a consultant at UP in 2010 and has been part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ever since. She is a consultant in charge of the Maternal and Foetal unit at Kalafong Hospital in Gauteng, after qualifying as a subspecialist in Maternal and Foetal Medicine in 2015. Her time is now mostly occupied by her research into foetal growth in HIV-positive mothers, where she is particularly looking at the effects of antiretrovirals (ARVs) on growth and pregnancy outcomes.