Tekano-Lena Stofile

Lena Stofile

I am Lena Stofile, and I identify as a woman.  I work within the Public Health Sector as an Environmental Health Manager for the City of Cape Town and I am based in Khayelitsha, Western Cape, where my role is to ensure rendering of a basket of Municipal Health services to the community. Environmental Health comprises of those aspects relating to human health, quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychosocial factors in the environment that impact on health. I am passionate about raising Environmental Health services awareness in Communities, to ensure the communities get the preventative health care services they deserve, addressing issues of access to basic sanitation, water and a healthy environment for all, with special focus on identifying conditions posing an environmental health risk and addressing level of access to adequate, effective and dignified basic services for people living in informal settlements on various platforms, to mitigate the burden of Health on vulnerable communities.