Chairperson – Dentistry, University of Zimbabwe
SDL-6 (2012)

Dr Fiona Makoni

Dr Fiona Makoni was born and raised in Zimbabwe where she is currently working for the University of Zimbabwe as senior lecturer and chairperson of the Department of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences. She studied for her first degree in Dentistry in Czechoslovakia, graduating with distinction. She obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health at Emory University in the United States as a Fellow of the WK Kellogg Foundation, majoring in International Health and Epidemiology. She obtained a postgraduate diploma in Research Ethics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Dr Makoni is dedicated to professional excellence in clinical practice and professional service. She has worked as the Director of Government Dental Services in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare. She is past President of the Zimbabwe Dental Association and currently chairs its Practice Management and Peer Review committees. She has served on the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe. She also serves her community through various boards, councils and committees. She resides in Harare with her husband Leonard and two sons, Tendekai (11years) and Themba (7 years).