Mahali Hlasa is a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner, and a motorcycle rider and trainer, with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences. She has worked as a lecturer at the Central University of Technology, Free State, as well as the National University of Lesotho (Faculty of Health Sciences). She is a former employee of the ministry of health Lesotho and currently working as country director for the Riders for Health Programme in Lesotho. Undertook Executive Leadership Course at Said Business School in Oxford (Oxford University), Advanced Diploma in Project Management (University of Cape Town), Diploma in Water and Sanitation (University of Zimbabwe Institute of water and Sanitation), Project implementation and Management (Institute of development Management – Botswana), Gender and Development management - Swaziland, as well as Disaster Management course in Lesotho. She is a member of International Health Regulations- International Disease Surveillance and Response (IHR-IDSR) Team, National Preparedness and Response Team, as well as the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) team in Lesotho. Previously registered with the South African Health Professions Council and served as the secretary general for The Lesotho Environmental and Public Health Association (LEPHA).