Mercy Sepadi specialises in environmental health, specifically those aspects of health determined by chemical, physical, biological, social and psychosocial factors in the environment.
She is the operational manager in the City of Johannesburg’s health department, managing and coordinating the operations of environmental health practitioners.
“We focus on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promoting human health and wellbeing, and fostering healthy and safe communities,” Sepadi explains.
She has a BTech in environmental health, a master’s in public health and is currently pursuing her PhD in health sciences, all with the University of Johannesburg. She also does mentorships at schools and is involved in NGOs that uplift women.
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