Our Board

 

Professor Yunus Moosa

President & Chair  

Professor Moosa is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His work focuses on the care of inpatients and outpatients with complex infectious disease issues. He is involved in bedside teaching and training of medical students, postgraduates at all levels and Infectious Diseases Subspecialists. His research interests include HIV drug resistance, diagnosis of smear negative tuberculosis and TB drug induced liver injury. 
 

 

Dr Ndiviwe Mphothulo

Deputy President & Vice Chair

Dr Mphothulo holds an MB CHB, a Diploma in HIV management (SA), a Master of Public Health (MPH) , a Master of Business Leadership (MBL), and is currently a  PHD candidate (Public Health). He has been a Board member of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society since 2016. He is also an Executive committee member of Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA), where holds the position of Treasurer.  He has been a medical doctor for 19 years and has extensive experience in HIV management at both the private and public sector. Dr Mphothulo has also worked at Taung District Hospital’s TB unit for 14 years and MDR-TB unit for 9 years. At Taung District Hospital he was part of the first wellness clinic rolling out ARVs in 2004, and led  establishing of the Decentralised MDR-TB unit in 2009 which serves the whole Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District. In recognition of efforts in combating challenges in rural health, and the South African health system Dr Mphothulo has received the following accolades: 2013 Service Excellence Award from the Health MEC, for best performing Doctors in North West Province; 2014 Community Medical Builder Award from the South African Medical Association Trade Union, 2015 South African Rural Doctor of the Year from RuDASA, 2017 Best performing MDR-TB doctor in North West Province from Chief Director (HAST), and the Spirit of Medicine Award, 2018, from the South African Medical Association (SAMA), The Certificate of appreciation from RuDASA for working under adversity in 2019, and the Annual award from the South African Public Health Association (PHASA), and was appointed to the  Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 (MAC) in March 2020. 

 

  Dr Lauren Jankelowitz
Chief Executive Officer - Executive Board Member
BA Social Work (WITS), MBA (WBS), PhD (GIBS, UP)
Lauren has been working with non-profit organisations involved in HIV and public health for over 20 years. Key areas within these fields include: patient and family support, operational research, new community care models, clinical work with at-risk groups, training, and supporting healthcare workers. She loved working in ‘community’, doing long-term development work with individuals and groups. Because she was a good social worker, Lauren quickly became a manager of peers, then teams and projects, and ultimately organisations. She realised the importance of business acumen in her environment which made her engage a series of business studies that enabled her to address problems from both a social and an economic perspective. This combination defined her as a social entrepreneur, and pushed her in the direction of social enterprise, the subject of which formed her PhD research (recently completed).  
 

 

Associate Professor Moherndran Archary
Child & Adolescent Interests
Dr Archary is a Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at King Edward VIII Hospital affiliated to the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
He is actively involved with the management of children with HIV. His research interests include antiretroviral drug therapeutics, viral resistance and optimal timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy in the developing world.
 

 

Dr Francesca Conradie
Ex-President, TB Interests
Dr Conradie has been with Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU) since 2000, where she serves as Deputy Director. She has authored and co-authored many journal articles and abstracts. She led the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society's development of guidelines for antiretroviral drug resistance testing and has assisted with the writing of the SAHCS guidelines for antiretroviral therapy in adults. Francesca is also a member of the Human Research and Ethics Committee of Wits University. Francesca obtained her MBBCh from Wits University in 1988. She was involved in general practice until she joined CHRU in 2000. Since then she has obtained a Diploma in HIV Management; a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; and a Higher Diploma in Epidemiology (from the University of London). Dr Conradie joined CHRU as a sub-investigator. She has since been the principal investigator on a number of trials. She worked in the HIV clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital from 2001 until 2005. In that time, she participated in the start of the ARV rollout. She has gained extensive experience in ARV therapy and its complications, and in opportunistic infections. Her current research focus in MDR TB.

 

 

Dr Peter Manyike
Governance & Pharmacist Interests
Dr Manyike is the Co-Founder and Deputy CEO of SEAD Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a strategic management and health consultancy with offices in Cape Town and Pretoria. Peter is a pharmacist by training and holds the following academic qualifications: B Pharm, MSc Med (Cum Laude), and PhD (University of Washington, Seattle - USA, 1999). Peter’s work experience includes hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturing (both processing and packaging – Eli Lilly and Schering Plough), clinical research (Bayer Healthcare, Roche Products, and ICON Clinical Research), and experience in an integrated vaccine research and development environment at the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI), a lead programme of the Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC), Cape Town, all in South Africa. Peter is also lead researcher on a five-year Human Resource for Health (HRH) grant supporting the DoH in its endeavours to augment human capital in poorly functioning districts in SA. Peter knows the donor environment well, as SEAD has been a sub-recipient of multiple grants since 2006. He also has good knowledge of corporate governance and how businesses should operate.  

 

  Sr. Silingene Ngcobo
Nurse Interests
Silingene Ngcobo is an aspiring nurse academic from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, who started her nursing career in 1999 and since 2007 has diverted her interest more towards nurse training programmes at various levels, with special interest on HIV and AIDS training for nurses. 
Silingene is a current PhD candidate with North West University, holds a Masters’ degree in Nursing from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Diploma in Primary Health Care from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Honors’ Degree in Health Sciences from University of South Africa, Bachelor of Nursing Degree with specialization in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration from University of South Africa, Diploma in Nursing (General, Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery from KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing. 
She is the current member of Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Cheta Tau International, and International Collaboration Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) and has published research articles.
Registered with South African Nursing Council and is currently involved in HIV inter-professional education project.
 

 

Dr Kogieleum Naidoo
HIV/TB Interests
Dr Kogieleum Naidoo MBChB, PhD is head of the Treatment Research Program at the Centre of the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and an honorary Associate Professor in Public Health and Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in Durban South Africa. Her contribution to HIV treatment spans two decades. She has been a lead investigator in CAPRISA’s clinical studies aimed at optimizing treatment strategies for TB-HIV co-infected patients. This research has shaped both local and international guidelines on TB-HIV treatment integration, including the 2009 WHO Rapid Advice and 2010 WHO International guidelines, the US government DHHS guidelines, the British HIV Association guidelines and the South African National Department of Health Guidelines. Her research on immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome and rifampicin-efavirenz drug interactions has been influential in defining treatment strategies for these common complications of integrating TB-HIV treatment. She serves on the Kwa-Zulu-Natal Clinical Governance and Pharmacovigilance Committee, on the Editorial Advisory boards of Medscape Infectious Disease & HIV/AIDS. Dr Naidoo was awarded the SA Medical Research Council post intern research scholarship in 1994, the Fogarty Ellison Research Scholarship in Global Health in 2005, and the 2013 Union Scientific Prize awarded by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

 

  Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
Gender Affirming Healthcare Interests
Dr Rakumakoe holds an MBBCH degree from Wits University, a Diploma in Occupational Health, a Diploma in HIV Management, Travel Medicine Diploma, Masters of Science in Sports Medicine and a Masters in Business Administration Degree from GIBS. 
Dulcy is a Social Entrepreneur with a passion for providing healthcare and wellness solutions for low and middle income communities in South Africa. She is the 2016 Social Entrepreneurship Regional Business Achiever award winner for Business Women’s Association, Queer Warrior 2020, Santam Woman Of The Future 2020 winner and 2020 Role Model of the Year Feather Awards Winner.
She founded U-Care Medical Centres 2013 after already being a General Practitioner in Vryburg then Carletonville for 11 years. The vision and passion of the company was to build private medical centres that are safe spaces and providing world class health services at an affordable cost in communities. This company evolved in 2019 to become quadcare, which is now a network consisting of nine medical centres currently in Edenvale, Turfontein,  Alexandra, Fox Street Johannesburg, Meadowlands, Carletonville, University of Johannesburg, Braamfontein and now opening in Evaton.
December 2019, Dulcy co-founded Queerwell, which is an NPO that provides access to mental healthservices for the LGBTIAQ+ community. This was formally launched in March 2020 just before the Covid 19 lockdown and had to grow quickly to manage mental health conditions for this community remotely that came due to isolation, quarantining in triggering environments, loss of income on top of the general mental health issues that the community normally deals with. 
She’s a regular guest on Alex Fm, Jozi Fm, Metro Fm and Kaya Fm and contributes weekly to the Citizen Newspaper and Bona Magazine talking all things health. 
 
  Ms Fiona Storie
Chief Operating Officer – Executive Board Member
Fiona has a degree in marketing and is currently pursuing a post-graduate diploma in business administration.  She is a seasoned business professional with diversified management experience. Fiona was involved in the events industry for 13 years, both locally and internationally, before transitioning to a more operational focus in her career.  Fiona’s skills lie in administrative and operational functions of an organisation, program management and implementation, financial oversight, compliance, policies and procedures. 
She has been with SAHCS since 2016, and is a strong advocate for the work being done by SAHCS towards the vision of ending HIV through quality comprehensive, evidence-based education, and training for healthcare workers.