Georges Balenda

Dr Matondo Balenda (nickname Georges) obtained his medical degree from the University of Kinshasa (DRC) in 1982 then specialised in General Surgery at “Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa” (CUK) where he also practice as consultant at this Academic hospital until 1990. Dr Balenda immigrated to South Africa in 1990(Nov) and was appointed Principal Medical Officer in two regional South African Hospitals. He joined Garankuwa,Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) tertiary Hospital for additional academic training in Plastic and reconstructive Surgery from 1996 to 2002.He also attended the International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course (IIWCC) in collaboration with the University of Toronto.
Dr Balenda has been involved in Wound care in both the private sector at Louis Pasteur Hospital in Pretoria and Far East Rand Hospital in the public sector where he is the Clinical Manager of this ground breaking advanced wound care facility. He is actively involved as a key opinion leader within the wound care industry in South Africa and he is the current President of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA).
Dr Balenda has represented Wound care in South Africa at various national and international platforms providing insight in public private partnership and the realities of wound care in the complex South African environment