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12 July 2016:
13 July 2016:
Exhibition build up
14 July 2016:
Congress starts (full day)
15 July 2016:
Congress (full day)
16 July 2016:
Congress ends lunch time
Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
a. South African Medical Association: JUDASA; SEDHASA; SAMA Board Member and SAMA National Councillor
b. Health Professions Council of South Africa: Vice Chairperson of the Medical and Dental Professions Board and Chairperson of the Subcommittee for Internship Training
ACHIEVEMENT / AWARDS
a. Youngest Clinical/Medical Manager once appointed in Limpopo
b. Awarded by the South African Medical Association for “ commitment to the Improvement of public health services in rural areas” in 2004
c. Awarded Rural Doctor of the year 2008 in South Africa by the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa.
d. Awarded the Best Clinical Manager for Vhembe District for the 2007/8 financial year
e. Awarded Best Primary Health Care Doctor in Vhembe for two consecutive years – 2008 & 2009.
f. Represented Limpopo in the INTEREST Conference held in Dakar Senegal in May 2008
g. Established partnership between Donald Fraser Hospital and University of British Columbia, Department of Internal Medicine since 2008 to 2012
h. Solicited funding for Medical Equipment for a value of R250 000 from CEDAR Foundation in Canada for Donald Fraser Hospital in 2009
i. Guest Speaker at the Grand Round Presentation at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada in April 2010
Dr Kwinda is Pastor of United For Christ Discipleship Ministries in Pretoria and is married to Rabelani and together they are blessed with four children, two boys (Ndinae and Ngelekanyo) and two girls (Utenda and Munangiwa).
Prof Theresa Lorenzo
Theresa Lorenzo is an Associate Professor in the University of CapeTown's Disability Studies and OccupationalTherapy, Department of Health and RehabilitationSciences,Faculty of Health Sciences,University of CapeTown.She gained experi ence in community-based disability and development programmes and the training of community rehabilitation workers in the ruraJ communities of Limpopo and Mpumalan ga.She joined UCT's OccupationalTherapy department in 1996 and has worked with the SACLA Health Project in building students' capacity to work with civil society organisations in addressing the needs of disabled persons and their families. She initiated the Disability Studies Postgraduate Programmes at UCT in 2003 to bridge the gap between activism and scholar ship.Recently,a Higher Certificate in Disability Practice was accredited for community care workers to upgrade their skills in disability inclusive service delivery across sectors.
Prof Elelwani Ramugondo
Elelwani Ramugondo is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at UCT. She was formerly Head of Division for Occupational Therapy, and was appointed both the chairperson of the Dean’s Transformation Advisory Committee in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Transformation following the fall of the Cecil John Rhodes Statue at UCT in 2015. Ramugondo’s PhD introduced an intergenerational perspective in the study of children’s play and framed play as a window of opportunity to discern the African condition. Her continuing academic work and research situates intergenerational play within everyday contexts, and recognises play as a powerful avenue for disrupting the status quo. Ramugondo currently mentors a number of PhD candidates using case study and embedded methodologies approached from both critical theory and poststructuralist perspectives. Her growing body of work focusses on theorizing about human occupation, building on new terminology (occupational consciousness) which she introduced into occupational science discourse. Ramugondo grounds her theorizing work regarding what people do every day (human occupation) on liberation philosophy – notably work by Biko, Fanon and Dussel.
Prof Laetitia Rispel
Laetitia Rispel is Professor of Public Health and the Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a Department of Science and Technology/ National Research Foundation Research Chair, entitled Research on the Health Workforce for Equity and Quality. She has published extensively on different aspects of health policy and health systems research, central to many of the issues involved in the re-structuring and transformation of the South African health system. Prof Rispel has extensive and wide-ranging experience of research, teaching, and health leadership in different settings and has won several national and international awards, including the South African Shoprite/Checkers/SABC2 woman of the year award in the health category (2003); International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honors Society (2013); Gauteng branch of the South African Medical Association award in the allied category (2013); University vice-chancellor’s academic citizenship award (2014); Academy of Science of South Africa membership award (2015). On Sunday 22 May 2016, she was elected as vice-president/ president elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, the first African woman in the 50 year history of the organisation to achieve this honour.