Dr Lindi van Niekerk is the Health Innovation Lead for the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She has conceptualised and pioneered Inclusive Healthcare Innovation as a key priority initiative between the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences and the UCT Graduate School of Business. Currently her work involves working closely with frontline healthcare workers, students, entrepreneurs and policy makers to reimagine the the role innovation can play in strengthening healthcare delivery systems in Africa. She has a particular interest in healthcare innovation within public services in low and middle income countries.
Lindi was trained as a medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health (London). Over the past few years she has worked across all levels of the South African health system and has a special interest in primary health care. Her passion for innovation started as a young clinician, implementing new programmes in the public sector to improve care delivery to low-income patients.