Africa Healthcare Development and Project Delivery Conference 2020 (9-10 September 2020)

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DR. Jackson Kioko, OGW

Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Kenya

A visionary results-oriented and hardworking health professional with a wealth of experience in organization and management of health systems, Project Management, Research & Policy development, epidemiological surveillance & Analysis, Monitoring, Reporting, Sustainable health delivery systems, Strategic planning and development; currently with special interests in the areas of public health, health system administration and management in resource limited settings. He possesses valuable skills, knowledge and competence in areas of specialization coupled with wide experience acquired while working at various management and leadership levels in the Ministry of Health over the last 20 years. He is highly adaptive to diverse work environments, and able to deliver assigned tasks within short notices and have excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

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Nikhil Pereira Kamath

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Nikhil Lawrence Pereira-Kamath has over 15 years of experience in the dialysis space having previously run a non-for-profit organization, Youth That Care, whose mission was to provide assistance to the developing world via the establishment of dialysis centers. Youth That Care established dialysis centers across India and the first dialysis center in Burundi. Nik Co-Founded Africa Healthcare Network in 2015 with the goal of increasing access to care by increasing awareness and reducing the cost of care in the Sub-Saharan region while adhering to global standards of quality.

Previously, Nik worked in the private equity industry as an associate at Berkshire Partners, a Boston based investment firm with $11.0Bn+ in AUM. At Berkshire, Nik engaged in all aspects of the investment process, including Berkshire’s $2.1Bn acquisition and subsequent merger of Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks in 2013 and $875MM acquisition of the Portillo’s Restaurant Group in 2014. Additionally, Nik was a member of the Healthcare OnPoint Team – a core investment team that focuses on “getting smart” on the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Berkshire, he was an analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Healthcare Group where he focused primarily in biopharmaceuticals and healthcare services. Transactions at Morgan Stanley include the sale of Pharmasset to Gilead Sciences for $11.1Bn, sale of HealthDataInsights to HMS Holdings for $400MM, sale of Pharmaceutical Product Development to Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman for $3.9Bn. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked at Oxford Bioscience Partners where he worked as a research analyst, covering a portfolio company, FlowMedica. He holds a patent with Harry Goodson IV, Jeffrey Elkins and Samir Patel for the “Treatment Systems and Methods for Renal-Related Diseases”.

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Dr. Ian Clarke

Chairman, International Medical Group and Clarke Group, Ltd.

Ianclarke, Mbchbbao, Dtm&H, Msc, Isanirish- Ugandan physician, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, And Politician inuganda. He is the owner and executive Chairman of clarkegroup, Which has interestsin Education, Hospitality and agribusiness. He Is Chairman Of Uganda Healthcare Federation And International Hospital Kampala.

Dr.Clarke came to uganda in 1987 and setup kiwoko Mission hospital, In 1996 he setup international medical centre which has Since grown to the organization international medical group (Img), The Largest private healthcare organization in uganda, Encompassingaone Hundred bedhospital (Ihk), Iaa Medical insurance company, Imf Anon-Profit foundation And Imcsanet work of 22 primary careclinics. Ihk Is The Only Cohsasa Accredited Hospital In Uganda.

During April 2011 - April 2016, Dr.Clarkeservedas the Mayor of Makindye Division, one of the fiveadministrative units of Kampala. He is current lyaboar dmember of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, the East Africa Healthcare Federation,and the Africa Healthcare Federation.

Dr. Clarke has authored three books–“The Man with the Key has gone’,'How Deep is this Pothole’, and' Smart Culture Guide to Uganda’. He writes a weekly social commentary column for the New Vision Newspaper, one of twomain national news papers in Uganda.

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Ms. Jacqui Stewart

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC

Jacqui Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA). She has worked in the public and private health care sectors in South Africa and England. Having qualified as a registered nurse in Cape Town she went on to specialise in Cardio-Thoracic nursing at the London Chest Hospital in London England. She ran the Heart Transplant Unit at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex for five years. From there she moved into a variety of managerial roles in the National Health Service at district, regional and national level. First within the nursing directorate in quality improvement and then in capital and service planning. She was involved in the inception of the purchaser / provider split in the NHS.

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Biju Mohandas

Head, Health & Education, SSA & Global Sector Lead, Medical Devices

Biju Mohandas is an emerging markets investor with close to two decades of investing and operational experience in South Asia and Africa. He has directly led equity, quasi equity and debt transactions totaling c.$300 million as well as acquisitions and distressed asset turnarounds in healthcare, education, agribusiness and renewable energy sectors. As a director on corporate boards and investment and advisory committees in multiple markets, Biju has a track record of working with co-investors and management to develop and execute long term strategies, improve performance, structure turnarounds and of using his international experience and relationships to structure partnerships between global strategies and emerging markets companies. He is fascinated by the potential of technology to disrupt the delivery of shareholder and consumer value in healthcare and education sectors and spends his spare time studying this space.

In his current role Biju heads the Health and Education investment team for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also their Global Sector Lead for Medical Devices. Biju and his team currently manage a c. $200 Million portfolio across 17 companies in these sectors in Sub Saharan Africa and will invest $70-80 million annually for the next three years to more than double assets under management. Before IFC, Biju was the East Africa Director of Acumen fund and was responsible for their East Africa related investments, operations and business development activities. He has an MBA from the Indian School of Business majoring in Analytical Finance and also served in the Indian Army.

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Trevor Lovell

Professional Architect and Managing Director at Graceland Architects

Trevor Lovell is a Professional Architect and Managing Director at Graceland Architects. He has 15 years’ professional architectural experience in both public and private healthcare sectors. Trevor firmly believes that the successful development of a comprehensive PPP ecosystem in the context of the NHI will be critical to providing truly universal, quality healthcare.

He is currently involved in researching current PPP models and understanding where these have succeeded and where further work must be done to improve outcomes at small, medium and large scales.

His involvement with several paediatric-based projects highlights his interest in paediatric healthcare design. Recently completed projects include a Paediatric Transplant Unit; Paediatric Surgical Out Patient Department and Anorectal Clinic; and a Paediatric TB Exit Ward at the King Dinizulu Level 1 District Hospital, KZN.

Current projects include a Lactation Unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, a partnership project between the Gauteng Department of Health, a Non-profit Organisation and Private Funding.

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Dr. Sarah Byakika

Commissioner Health Services Planning, Financing& Policy, Ministry of Health, Uganda

Public Health Specialist and Health Services Manager with vast experience of working in the public health sector starting as a Medical Officer in a Regional Referral Hospital, a District Health Officer and moved on tothe national level starting as Assistant Commissioner Quality Assurance and currently Commissioner Planning, Financing and Policy. She is also the Focal Person for the establishment of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Uganda.

Sarah has taken lead in development of various policies and national strategic plans for the health sector in Uganda. These include the Health Financing Strategy for Uganda which led to the development of the National Results Based Financing Framework in Uganda in preparation for health insurance.

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Mr. Pallav Bhatt

Health Economist, World Health Organization, South Africa

With more than 19 years of diversified experience; of which 12+ years exclusively in health sector largely in Health Economics, Health Policy, Governance, Health Planning, National Health Accountsand Costing of Health Strategies along with remarkable contribution towards capacity building and technical support to government agencies at national and international level implementing Universal Health CoverageMr Bhatt has rich experience in Health Economics and Policy.

Master's in International Healthcare Management Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) from SDA Bocconi, Milano complimented by MBA in Marketing Management and other specialized training programs in the area of Health Care Financing, National Health Accounts, Costing using One Health Tool (OHT), Systematic Review, Disaster Management, Hospital Administration, Global Health and Development portray his academic orientation. Mr Bhatt has worked with institute of high repute like WHO-HQ, WHO-South Africa & WHO-India (Multilateral Agency), Public Health Foundation of India (Think tank), Government of Gujarat (India), Ahmedabad Municipal Corporationand Con Cura Management Solutions. From administrator of 500 bedded multi-specialty hospital to independent researcher followed by Health Economist at WHO his contribution to health sector is significant. He is currently posted at South Africa as Health Economist at World Health Organization and supporting Government of South Africa in various health sector reforms.

Some of the key milestone include but not limited to… Supporting Government of South Africa and India in producing National Health Accounts; Producing State Health Accounts of four Indian States; Framework for designing and costing state flexible and adaptable Essential Health Package for Indian States; Repository for Health Financing with resource tracking capability for financial planning and evidence based policy making; Financial planning for National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination in India (2017-22) using One Health Tool (OHT) for the first time in India; Estimated cost of managing Cardio-Vascular Disease in India. Significant contribution in setting up Medical and Dental Colleges in Ahmedabad in record time as Assistant Director of AMC Medical Education Trust.

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Zaidah Amlay

Varian Medical Systems

Zaidah holds a Degree in Radiation Therapy as well as a Degree in Post-School Education and has been working in the field of Radiation Therapy for more than 25 years.

She started her career working as a Radiation Therapist at Groote Schuur Hospital where she eventually headed the Treatment Planning division and was engaged as a lecturer at the Academic facility training IAEA fellows as well as Student Radiation Therapists & Oncologists. After 10 years she moved into the industry, promoting Varian Oncology solutions since.

Within her role as Sales Director for South Africa she manages an array of projects in Oncology departments across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Dr. Elton Dorkin

Director at Dr. EP Dorkin & Associates

Dr Elton Dorkin is a part-time member of faculty at GIBS since February 2020. His academic interests include leadership and strategy in general, and in the healthcare industry, in particular. He is also a part-time faculty member of the UKZN Department of Family Medicine.

He is a Director and Principal Consultant at Dr EP Dorkin & Associates, an independent healthcare-focussed management consultancy. Clients include Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd and Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Attorneys. He is a member of the Board of Momentum Medical Scheme, the third largest open medical scheme in SA.

Prior to this he was the Chief Medical Officer of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd, responsible for healthcare operations in six African Countries and a former Medical Director at EOH Health and International SOS.

He has experience at a strategic level in healthcare strategy and financing in South Africa, and at an operational and strategic level in the employer-provided healthcare operations of various South African and multinational companies and parastatals like AngloGold, AngloPlatinum, Kumba Iron Ore, Great Basin Gold, Rand Water, BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto and Freeport McMoRan in multiple sub-Saharan countries.

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Dr. Omary Ubuguyu

Program Lead on National Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases under Ministry of Health in Tanzania

Dr. Omary Ubuguyu serves as Program Lead on National Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases under Ministry of Health in Tanzania. He is a psychiatrist by profession who spent over 10 years in clinical work, teaching and health administration. He has been serving as the Head of mental Health and Substance Abuse at the Ministry of Health for almost 10 months. He spent most of his career as Researcher and Mental health consultant at Muhimbili National Hospital and as honorary Lecturer at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, the largest and oldest Hospital and medical University in the country where he spent more than 12 years.

It is at the Ministry of Health where Dr. Ubuguyu makes a significant contribution to his nation by transforming the NCD unit from a small health unit at the ministry of health to a huge innovative and multisectoral department that will invest heavily on wellbeing of Tanzanians.

For 14 years of service, Dr. Ubuguyu has been supporting number of initiatives on services provision including training and supervision of community volunteers, staffs at mental health and addiction rehabilitation units, and introduction of mental health training to secondary school teachers. He spend many years to conduct school mental health programs for children with special needs especially autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He worked very closely with Senator Stan Kutcher of Dalhousie University on establishment of School Mental Health Program and development of African School Mental Health Curriculum.

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Dr. Bandile Masuku

Health MEC, Gauteng Department of Health

Siphokazi is CEO of Talamus South Africa, the mobile App that’s about to change how healthcare services are rendere. Talamus is 2018 global winner of the United Nations ITU Global Award for the most scalable SME South African Healthcare company founded in 2010 as a start up medical travel company history of servicing clients from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, DRC and Malawi. Incorporated in Dec 2011 in Ghana as Brainwave Medical Ghana Limited to pursue growth in the region as a kidney dialysis clinic operator. Service provider to Trust Hospital group the largest private hospital group network in Accra and KNUST University Teaching hospital In Kumasi..

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Keith L. Kirkwood

Diplomat and the Chairman of Gift Global Initiative

Keith L. Kirkwood is a Diplomat and the Chairman of Gift Global Initiative, a global non-profit charitable organization that provides Humanitarian Aid and Economic Development in Asia, Africa, South, Central and North America. Keith was appointed by California Governor and confirmed by The President of the United States to The Selective Service System. He also serves as the Global Goodwill Ambassador for United States. His latest appointment as the PSC Ambassador representing The United States by the Pakistan Safety Council should come as no surprise given the scope and nature of work GIFT does in some of the poorest areas of the planet.

He recognizes the need to empower children and young adults who form the future of our planet. His creative out of the box leadership and advocacy for protecting global human rights has earned him the name “California’s Kennedy” in his home state of California where he serves on Los Angeles City Council.

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Eng. Sam S.B Wanda

President - Uganda National Association for Medical & Hospital Engineering

Eng. Wanda is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Construction. He has, since 1996 when he joined the Ministry of Health Uganda, been involved in design, construction & installation, rehabilitation and maintenance of Health Infrastructure – Buildings, Equipment, Communication Facilities and Ambulance services {BECA} – for Health.

He has a wealth of experience in carrying out the above with funding from Government, AfDB, The World Bank, The EC, JICA, The NDF, The GEF, CDC and other Partners.

Since joining UNAMHE in 1996, Wanda has attended many International Conferences organised by the IFHE, SAFHE/CEASA & FEAHEA in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa.

He has visited many hospitals across the Globe and gained a wide understanding in health care.

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Ms. Nokuzola Mtshiya

Head of Stakeholder Relations and Communications

Zola Mtshiya is the Head of Stakeholder Relations and Communications at the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa. She manages a diverse community of stakeholders in Government, government agencies, funding industry, pharmaceutical and Hospitals and other sectors within healthcare in more than 13 countries. Zola has over 20 years experience working in the Healthcare Industry, of which two years were in an executive role. She recently played an instrumental role in setting up the first ever Africa Health Federation SA, a multisectoral Public Private Partnership established to assist Government in the implementation of NHI and other health initiatives in South Africa.

Zola conceptualised and implemented various industry projects such as the Titanium Awards, that seek to recognise and celebrate excellence in healthcare. In 2016 Zola spearheaded the concept and implementation of the BHF Trustee Development programme accredited by Wits Business School, and pitched at NQF Level 07. This is a course designed to equip students with tools and strategies on how to improve the health status of medical scheme members; the ethics, roles & responsibilities of trustees.

She implemented the BHF360 into Healthcare Magazine and is editor in chief. This is a thought leadership magazine that aims to drive change in the industry. Following her passion to promote other women in healthcare. She launched a women in leadership dinner in 2017, a networking platform that enables women to connect with each other and share ideas and inspiration.

With skilful capability to plan and execute big events, she meticulously organises various events such as the Annual BHF conference. She also served in various conference organising committees to include; International Health Federation (IHF) conference in 2017, hosted in partnership with the south African Government; the CMS Fraud Waste and Abuse Summit and the Africa Health Federation (Kenya) Summit held in South Africa in 2018.

Over the years, she has been instrumental in raising sponsorship for several organisations.

Her areas of expertise are in strategic planning, product development, sponsorship & Exhibition, Brand management, strategic marketing, Public relations and Communications, project management, seasoned programs facilitator and presentations.

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Idon-Nkhenso Sibuyi

Public Health Practitioner specialising in Medical Informatics (eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine and Digital Health)

Idon-Nkhenso Sibuyi,is a public health practitioner having a special interest in Digital Health. He holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with specialisation in Medical Informatics from the University of South Africa and is currently writing for a Doctor of Technology (DTech) degree in Informatics at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has ten (10) years of experience in public health including Hospitals, Primary Health Care Facilities, National Department of Health, Non-Governmental Organisations (and related development organisations) such as HISP-SA, HealthEnabled and I-TECH SA. He has interdisciplinary experience and knowledge in the design, development, adoption, implementation and application of ICT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning. Apart from his initial work as a clinician, he has worked in various roles in programs such as health standards compliance, health information systems (HIS) strengthening, digital health implementation in maternal, child and women’s health (MCWH) and human resources for health (HRH).

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Dr. Tebogo Mphake

Chief Executive Officer at Sakhiwo Health Solutions

MBChB (Medunsa) , Management Advancement Programme (Wits Business School) , Metropolitan Senior Leadership Programme( UCT , Graduate School of Business)

Areas of Expertise and Experience: Strategy Development, General Management, Hospital Management, Healthcare Management, Health Technology Management, Public Private Partnerships, Quality Management, Healthcare Facility Design

Dr Tebogo Mphake has been a medical doctor for well over 22 years. Tebogo has a wealth of experience in senior management and executive roles across multiple sectors in the healthcare industry. He began his management career as in the public sector in the North West Provincial Government as a hospital general manager of Brits District Hospital. It was in this role that he participated in the conceptualisation and development of a business case for the revitalization of the hospital. Subsequent to this he served as Operations Manager of Impilo Consortium, the private party in the Public Private Partnership running the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, in which capacity he oversaw facilities management, information technology, health technology and the contractual relationship with the public sector client. Tebogo also served as a Clinical Executive at Qualsa Healthcare (a subsidiary of Metropolitan Health Group) where he was responsible for the managed healthcare offerings for several closed medical schemes including Police Services Medical Schemes (POLMED). Tebogo’s most recent role was in Life Healthcare as Hospital Manager, where he oversaw the conceptualisation and implementation of several multimillion infrastructure projects.

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Dr. Robert T Ssekitoleko

Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physiology|School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences

Dr Robert Ssekitoleko, completed his MEng Degree in Medical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London in 2007. He then held a Teaching Assistantposition at the same university for one year. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is a lecturer and Acting head the of the Biomedical Engineering Program at Makerere University.For the last 6 years, Robert has worked on a number project under Knowledge for Change, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Ministry of Health and Makerere University among othersto improve Biomedical Engineering practices a number of Ugandan Hospitals through strengthening capacity of local technicians and training of students.He has held several consultancy positions locally and internationally including Uganda Cancer Institute and University of Rwanda. He also runs a number of research projects focusing on innovations and improving access to appropriate healthcare technologies.

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Peter Mills

Business Development Manager - Healthcare and Lifesciences - Wipro Limited

Peter has a passion for improving the lives of Patients using Technology. Peter’s experience in Healthcare started with the South African National e.HR project and later evolved into the development and market business development of an enterprise Hospital Information System. This Cloud based Hospital Information System provides financial, human resource, billing and clinical information to some of the prominent private hospital groups in South Africa.

Peter also played a key role at NewBorns (NGO) Groote Schuur in creating a technology platform that ensured ophthalmologist visit coordination between mother, neonate and ophthalmologist. This platform has materially improved return visits to first world standards between ophthalmologist and neonate and reduced the risk of retinopathy of prematurity.

Peter has created and led Technology Healthcare strategies within a German Multi-National to evolve services past the basic technology building blocks. One of the key focus areas for Peter is the creation of proper technology design practices when hospital design is considered to ensure that services to the Patient can be delivered quickly and in a transparent manner. This includes the rendering of radiology images at bedside, tablet based bedside technologies, integration of processes to enhance the Patient experience and the fundamentals regarding the management of revenue leakage. These reference architectures include the optimisation of technology spend to cover the maximum number of use cases possible.

Today Peter works for Wipro Technologies South Africa as a Business Development Manager solving Customer problems in Africa across Providers, Payers, Laboratories, Medical devices and Pharmacare to find ways to reduce the cost of Healthcare to Customers and Patients.

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Jaco van den Heever

Founder and CEO at Sand Dollar Design

As founder and head of consulting at Sand Dollar Design, Jaco aims to impact the healthcare landscape in South Africa and beyond, by re-imagining the user experience of both patients and providers, helping organizations delight their staff and customers alike. His company incorporates a unique combination of healthcare professionals, designers and strategists to deliver truly innovative patient and provider-centered digital healthcare solutions.

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Dion Mhlaba

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for RH Bophelo Limited

Dion Mhlaba is a BCom Accounting Degree and Honours graduate from University of Johannesburg and also holds a certificate from Wits Business School for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). He completed his articles with KPMG (Johannesburg), where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Registered Auditor (RA).

He worked with the following companies during the tenure at KPMG, Nedbank, IDC, DBSA, and Shanduka. Some of his responsibilities were credit model reviews, model audit, accounting, budgeting and accounting for financial instruments such as bonds, preference shares, debentures, loans and money market instruments and valuation of equity and hybrid instruments.

Was also responsible for reporting, fund raising, project review and valuation at Afripalm Resources and Sakhumnotho Holdings. Financial Support/manger at Thebe Investments where the role entailed streamlining of reports, analysing of financial data, budgeting, performance and board reports. Dion also worked for University of Johannesburg as a senior lecture for over 2 years.Dion is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Razorite Healthcare Fund, where he is responsible good governance, social and environment integrated reporting in our investment and mainly streamlining all hospital investments, performance review and leveraging of synergies.

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Naseegh Long

Business Development, ACG Architects and Development Planners

Naseegh is an architect who is committed to designing and implementing building projects that contribute to creating a sustainable built environment that serves a great audience. His focus has been on public architecture and he has developed this passion while working for Transport and Public Works for a number of years. After many years in the public sector, Naseegh joined ACG Architects as the Business Development Manager and is also one of the senior project architects. Naseegh has worked on a number of projects that extend from infrastructure to health and educational buildings among other projects. Naseegh has a strong entrepreneurial focus and is always looking at creative ways in unlocking new projects and collaborating with other professionals to tackle current challenges and find innovative solutions. Naseegh is very passionate about transformation in the built environment and is currently the Western Cape Chairman for SAIBPP (South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners) and the Western Cape Chairman for SABD (South African Institute for Building Design). Naseegh is also one of the advisors to EDPF (Enterprise Property Development Fund) which is a Property Incubator program.

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Malcolm Ernest Campbell

CEO of ACG Architects and Development Planners - South Africa

Malcolm Campbell is the CEO of ACG Architects and Development Planners, which has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Maputo. ACG offers Architectural, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Services and lead the team on the Khayelitsha District Hospital, which has been the recipient of seven awards, two of which has been international. Apart from health facilities, ACG also has a strong portfolio of work on University Campuses and has authored several Affordable Housing projects, of which two have received national awards. Malcolm’s focus has been on Urban Design, Health Facilities and Affordable housing. He also serves on several committees of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), of which he is a past president.

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Ms. Michelle Changane

Business Development Manager - Fresenius Medical Care - South Africa

Michelle Changane is the Business Development Manager for Fresenius Medical Care Hub Sub Saharan Africa.

Michelle is a Nephrology trained Nurse who joined Fresenius Medical Care in 2006 as a Business Unit Manager. In her role as Business Unit Manager, she was responsible for implementing strategies to improve service delivery and operating quality, efficient, cost effective dialysis centres.

Michelle later took over the Business Development Sector of the company with her focus on establishing models to operate dialysis units under different economic sectors, being mainly Public Private Partnerships, enterprise development and acquisitions.

Michelle has operated and managed many dialysis units on a large scale. She is instrumental in the management and operation of the Polokwane Kidney Dialysis Centre in Limpopo and the Mbabane Kidney Dialysis Centre in Swaziland, both Public Private Partnerships.

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Hélène Rossouw

CEO of the Spear Health Foundation

Hélène Rossouw is the CEO of the Spear Health Foundation, but also director of Biomedhelix and advisor to MediCoop CFI. Hélène has been working in the health industry for the past ten years. With almost 20 years of government experience, she understands government processes and specialises in coordinating international multi-partner projects, stakeholder communication and crisis communication management. Hélène is a qualified public relations practitioner, with several post-degree qualifications in Public Relations, Strategic Marketing, Facilitation, Protocol and International Etiquette, as well as Cultural Communication.

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Dr. Gail Andrews

COO - National Department of Health

Dr. Gail Andrews has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the department from 1 August. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of the Western Cape (2004) and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Wales, College of Medicine (1991). She graduated from the University of the Western Cape with a BCur degree (1981) and an Hons BCur (cum laude) (1986), with specialisation in Community Nursing Science and Psychiatric Nursing. She has extensive senior management experience in policy, programming and research, plus expertise in public health; specifically the intersection of health systems research and strengthening with women’s health, maternal health, and HIV and AIDS.

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Mr. Benjamin Mokgothu

Director and General Manager Operations

Mr. Benjamin Mokgothu is a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with over 12 years’ experience in Health Facilities Planning. After initially working as an Assistant Manager on the Soshanguve College Building Project, he joined the Department of Health North West Province as a Programme Manager responsible for Clinic Building Programme, Hospital Revitalisation Infrastructure Planning component as well as Maintenance of Health Infrastructure.

Mr Mokgothu later joined the Department of Health Free State Province as Senior Manager Infrastructure Management and his portfolio included Hospital Revitalisation Programme, Clinic Building Programme, Maintenance Programme as well as Contract Management.

He has contributed as a Health Planner and Project Manager in various projects including Moses Kotane Hospital, Vryburg Hospital, Mantsopa District Hospital and Bloemfontein Forensic Mortuary among others.