The South African Society of Travel Medicine
The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Heed the call of the wild!
It gives me great pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM), to the Pan African Travel Medicine Conference 2021 to be held at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, from the 13th - 16th October 2021.
2021 is the 21st anniversary of SASTM being actively involved in, and the promotion of, excellence in travel medicine, and we invite you to celebrate this achievement with us.
We have planned a programme filled with interesting topics relating to travel health, with a focus on One Health which recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment, and where better to hold this conference than in a beautiful setting where mankind meets the animal kingdom.
The Kruger National Park was established in 1926, and is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It is situated in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, in the North East of South Africa. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Frontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.
The park is also part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the "Biosphere").
It is home to the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), but there is so much more to the Kruger National Park than the Big 5. Here, birders and animal enthusiasts have the privilege of enjoying an abundance of game, both big and small.
Be one of more than 1.8 million visitors to the park annually: join us for an unforgettable Conference with plenaries and symposia on the latest topics and guidelines to interest you.
Meet new fellow travel practitioners and rekindle old friendships while listening to the cry of the Fish Eagle and the roar of the lion.
I look forward to welcoming you all to this conference of Celebration in a wonderful setting.
Lee Baker, President, SASTM Kruger National Park, 2021 INVITATION TO The Pan African Travel Medicine Congress 2021
This is where my heart is - in the middle of the Kruger National Park, the size of the Netherlands, Israel or Malawi, whatever takes your fancy... this is where we are anchored. Where we have our routes intertwined with that of the surrounding Mopani scrub and thorn trees.
It is to the Kruger National Park that I invite you, 16 years after the first Travel Medicine Conference held in Africa in Cape Town, to come and join the South African Society of Travel Medicine, at the Pan African Travel Medicine Conference to be held from 13 - 16 October 2021 at the world class Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre (mind the warthogs in the foyer...) in Skukuza, for a scientific programme to top them all and a life time experience second to none.
This is where you are to experience three days of travel health "where it happens" and to get a feel for what your travel clinic clients will be experiencing and, for yourself, an enriching and memorable experience.
Abstracts Dear delegates: To submit an Abstract please complete the form on the following link: Abstract Submission Abstract submission closing date: 31 July 2021 Speakers CVs Click on the Speaker's photo to access their CV Speakers Joan Louwrens Keynote Speaker Camilla Rothe Margaretha Isaacson Lecture Lee Baker President-SASTM / Speaker Michelle Butterworth Speaker Albie De Frey Co-Ordinator Kerrigan McCarthy Speaker Patrick Soentjens Speaker Bianca van Aswegen Speaker
Joan Louwrens is a South African medical doctor with additional qualifications in family medicine, anaesthetics, and tropical medicine. Initially a general practitioner with a special interest in palliative care, she swerved onto an unconventional medical path that saw her working on all seven continents and some oceans in between, sometimes with her two daughters in tow. Home is a wild piece of land near Knysna on the South African coast.
Camilla Rothe is a physician and tropical medicine specialist and is head of the department of clinical tropical medicine and travel medicine at the LMU University Hospital in Munich, Germany.
During her career she trained at LSHTM in London for her DTM&H and worked at major tropical medicine centres in Berlin and Hamburg. She spent four years as a clinical lecturer at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. In January 2020 Camilla and her team diagnosed the first COVID-19 case in Germany and were the first group to describe asymptomatic transmission of the novel corona virus: this was subsequently published in the NEJM. This discovery attracted considerable disbelief at that time. Later, TIME magazine honoured her by placing her on their 2020 list of the 100 most influential people of the year. Camilla chairs the board of travel medicine at the German Society for Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Global Health (DTG), which develops national guidelines including guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers and travel vaccinations. She is the editor of the popular interactive textbook "Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine". Camilla is an enthusiastic teacher and lectures on various diploma courses in tropical medicine around the world in Hamburg, Kampala and Nagasaki and other centres.
Professor Theuns Avenant
Theunis Avenant heads the Department of Paediatrics at Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Pretoria, where he also acts as assistant to the Dean. He is a registered sub-specialist in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and regularly lectures at conferences on diverse topics in this field. In addition to serving on several University and Hospital committees has served on the executive committees of the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) and the Southern African Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Other interests include travel medicine, undergraduate and postgraduate medical training.
Mr Grant Beverley is currently the Field Officer of the Carnivore Conservation Programme at the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
After completing the academic component of a Diploma in Nature Conservation at the Tshwane University of Technology, he completed a year’s practical training/internship at Scientific Services in the Kruger National Park, where he assisted with various research projects (Lion Monitoring Project, Biodiversity Monitoring, Large Tree Project) and continued with biodiversity monitoring for a further three months before accepting an Assistant Field Researcher Position with the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust on the Wild Cheetah Project. Key responsibilities included: conflict mitigation, trapping cheetahs for collaring, setting and monitoring camera traps, conducting questionnaire surveys and monitoring livestock guarding dogs. The past 10 years have been spent in the Kruger National Park where he has been researching the African Wild Dog population, including a three-year disease survey and targeted vaccination of wild dogs following a disease outbreak in 2016. Key responsibilities include: collaring and monitoring African Wild Dogs, developing and managing a photographic identification database, data collection and management, running citizen science campaigns and liaising with tourists and park officials to obtain sighting data. Finding suitable packs for vaccination against canine distemper and rabies, Human Wildlife conflict outside the boundaries of protected areas
Professor Lucille Blumberg is currently a Consultant at Right to Care. Right to Care has supported and delivered prevention, care and treatment services for HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections and Hepatitis C, whilst also responding to global healthcare emergencies through its various programmes. In her new role she will focus on creating a One Health programme within RTC especially for rabies; and responding to health emergencies in South Africa and the region.
Until 30 September 2021, she was the Deputy Director at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), of the National Health Laboratory Service, and founding head of the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response. She is currently medical consultant to the Division for Outbreak Preparedness and Response (incudes Travel medicine Unit) and also medical consultant to the Centre for Emerging, Zoonotic and Parasitic Diseases where her major focus is on malaria, rabies, viral haemorrhagic fevers and zoonotic diseases and travel – related infections.
Marcus Brauer is an occupational and travel medicine practitioner based in the Waterfront in Cape Town.
His practice offers a large variety of services including travel medicine, general practice, occupational medicals, maritime and diving medicals and US immigration medicals. Dr Brauer graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1995, and has subsequently completed diplomas in Primary Emergency Care, Occupational Medicine, and has completed the Certificate of Competence in Travel Medicine and Tropical Health. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, friends and dogs, and the great outdoors that Cape Town has to offer.
Dr Yen-Giang Bui is a consulting physician in Infectious Disease at the Department of Public Health of Montérégie, Québec since 2001. She was also a primary care physician for asylum seekers in Montreal for many years.
Dr Bui has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and is certified by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She currently serves on various expert committees in Travel Health and Immunization at the provincial and federal level in Canada, namely the Committee to Advise on and Tropical Medicine and Travel, the Quebec Travel Health Advisory Committee, the Quebec Immunization Committee as well as the working group for the Protocole d’immunisation du Québec for the Quebec Ministry of Health. Dr Bui is a clinician at the Travel Health Clinic of the CISSS Montérégie-Centre and maintains a strong interest in resettlement challenges facing migrants such as VFR travel, infectious diseases, mental health issues etc.
Michelle is Director of Development at LoveJustice International.
Michelle is passionate about seeing lives turn around and empowered. She joined Love Justice initially as a volunteer border monitor in 2016. After seeing the impact first-hand, she was drawn into getting more involved and was asked to assist operationally and with HR. In 2019 she received an opportunity to study business administration at the prestigious Henley Business School. Since completing this she has spent part of her time focusing on the development of new projects relating to empowerment.
Dr Ulrich Carshagen, Principal Clinical Manager and lead flight doctor at ER Consulting Inc.
Ulrich leads a team of flight doctors that does critical care transfers for Air Rescue Africa, the air ambulance service of International SOS based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Primarily doing medevacs for critically ill patients all across Africa and the surrounding islands. As part of ER Consulting Inc, he also works in the Emergency department and ICU at Ahmed Kathrada Hospital. Ad hoc flight doctor and consulting medical officer for Halo Aviation (HEMS) in Johannesburg.
Lin Chen is the Director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Lin is the Immediate Past President 0f the ISTM and she serves on the Professional Education and Training Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), and is an Associate Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for CISTM15 in Barcelona, Spain. She is a collaborator/site director for the GeoSentinel® Surveillance Network, the Boston Area Travel Medicine Network, and Global Travel Epidemiology Network.
Dr Albie de Frey
Obtained medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 1983 followed by Diplomas in Primary Emergency Care and Anaesthesiology from the South African College of Medicine and a Diploma in Travel Medicine from the University of Glasgow and Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, Scotland and the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, Australia. Senior Honorary Lecturer in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and instrumental in the development of WITS’s Travel Medicine Course developed in conjunction with James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Lectures to 2nd and 5th year medical students at several universities and the DTM&H Class at WITS. Member of the WHO Expert Roster on Travel Health and Founding member of Worldwide Travel Medical Consultants and Director of the Travel Doctor Corporate in South Africa.
Present position: Principal Pathologist & Associate Professor, Centre for Emerging, Zoonotic and Parasitic Diseases of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa. Academic affiliation is the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.
He holds qualifications in medicine, pathology (microbiology and parasitology), and travel medicine from South Africa, UK, and Australia. Areas of interest are clinical and diagnostic microbiology, especially parasitic and zoonotic diseases.
John Gear qualified as specialist physician and founding Professor and Head of Department of Community Health, University of the Witwayersrand.
Subsequently, founding Director and Professor Assignatus, Wits Rural Facility Bushbuckridge area of South Africa's rural north east. Now Tshemba Foundation Chief Medical Officer and volunteering physician.
Danny Govender is a South African wildlife veterinarian, with further qualifications in veterinary tropical diseases, conservation planning and business management. She is currently the General Manager of the Savanna Research Unit in South African National Parks. Having started her career hanging out of helicopters darting rhinos, her adventure in SANParks has taken her down a diverse path; investigating strange mortality incidents in crocodiles and shorebirds, responding to groundwater drilling proposals, and reconciling diverse stakeholder views on the best way to conserve biodiversity. More recently she has become very interested in sustainable financing for protected areas.
Dr Vanessa Govender’s occupational medicine and public health career spans over 25 years, predominantly in the
mining industry. She has held various leadership positions at Gold Fields, Aveng Group, as Chair of the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids (SABCOHA), and was the first female President of the Mine Medical Professionals Association (MMPA). Her career has navigated every aspect of health and wellness in the mining industry and she has experienced first-hand the trials and triumphs of how this industry has transformed. Vanessa completed her undergraduate medical degree (MBBCh, 1993) and postgraduate studies (Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH 1999), Masters in Public Health Policy and Management (MPH 2007), all at Wits University. In addition she has completed numerous international executive business education courses at Harvard University and London School of Business. Her greatest professional accomplishment was realised in 2019 when, acknowledging her contribution and clinical acumen in the field of Occupational Medicine, Vanessa was appointed as a Specialist: Occupational Medicine by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa. She is passionate about serving workers to restore and build their dignity. She currently holds positions as consultant to Anglo American's global Covid-19 response and is a lecturer / academic coordinator for the Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health at Wits School of Public Health. She is an Associate Member of the Colleges of Public Health Medicine of South Africa and is appointed as a member of the Medical Advisory Panel to the Tshiamiso Trust, the latter established in response to the R5 bn Silicosis Class Action settlement. She has also contributed extensively to the reformation of compensation legislation and served as Chair of the Certification Committee at the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases (MBOD).
Professor Martin Peter Grobusch (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H, FRCP, FESCMID, FISTM, IHFASTMH) obtained his medical degree from Bonn University, Germany, and completed his specializations in internal medicine, infectious diseases and tropical medicine in the UK and in Berlin, Germany. Following a period of full-time tropical diseases research at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Tübingen, Germany, and the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, he was appointed Full Professor (Chair) of Infectious Diseases at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005. In 2010, he took up the position as Professor (Chair) of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine and Head of the Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany; Clinical Work Group Leader at CERMEL in Lambaréné, Gabon; Adjunct Member and Professor at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; and Director of the Masanga Medical Research Unit in Masanga, Sierra Leone. MPG’s main research interests are malaria, HIV/(drug-resistant) tuberculosis and co-infections, viral haemorrhagic fevers, travel medicine and general infectious diseases topics as they arise from clinical practice. Up to date, he has published more than 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 55) and contributes to several journals in editorial functions as well as in various functions to several infectious diseases related societies and Winner of the Dutch Society of Tropical Medicine’s Eijkman Medal 2017. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP), Fellow of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (FESCMID), Fellow of the International Society of Travel Medicine (FISTM) and International Honorary Fellow of the Amercian Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FASTMH).
Proudly South African, Ross was born and educated at the continent’s tip in Cape Town. His professional fields of interest have centred upon acute and critical care, trauma, anaesthesia, aeromedical, emergency, wilderness and expedition medicine.
He has worked extensively as an expedition doctor, including serving as overwintering Expedition Leader and doctor for the South African National Antarctic Expedition, and is co-founder and medical director of WildMedix, South Africa’s first company to offer accredited training in wilderness medicine. After shifting his predominant focus to anaesthesiology and perioperative medicine, he spearheaded the development of the first African Fellowship in Airway and Thoracic Anaesthesia and is now Associate Professor and Airway Lead for the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Cape Town. Ross’s clinical and research interests include all facets of airway management, aeromedical and prehospital care, remote and expedition medicine, point-of-care investigation, thermoregulation and extreme physiology. He has secured research and educational grant funding from the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists, Wilderness Medical Society, University of Cape Town, and medical industry. Ross is a keen course director, instructor, dynamic international speaker, and #FOAM (free, open-access medical education) enthusiast, with over 60 publications. When not providing care in the hospital or abroad, Ross is usually to be found with his family in the wilds, committing random acts of aviation and/or adventure.
Dr Fanie Jute is currently employed as Regional Medical Director Africa with International SOS based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He joined International SOS in 2008 as Regional Medical Director based in Jakarta, Indonesia and was subsequently re-assigned to Dubai, UAE until August 2018. Prior to joining International SOS, Dr Jute was employed by an international mining company in 2003 as a health services manager to remote mining projects based in Mali and Tanzania. During this period, he managed all aspects of remote health care delivery including Public and Occupational Health.
Dr Jute is a South African citizen with 32 years of professional experience. He completed his Masters in Family Medicine from University of Orange Free State, South Africa in 2000 and attained postgraduate qualifications in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and Travel Medicine. He is a member of various professional bodies including the South African Society of Travel Medicine, International Society of Travel Medicine and South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care.
Dr. Aisha Khatib (MD, CCFP(EM), CTravMed, DTM&H, CTropMed) is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
She trained in both family and emergency medicine from the University of Toronto and McGill University, and recently completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship in Clinical Tropical Medicine at the University of Toronto. She holds specialization in Travel and Tropical Medicine, having completed a certification in Travel Medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Course in Peru. She has worked abroad doing HIV & TB work in India, in maternal and infant health through Himalayan Healthcare in Nepal accompanied by National Geographic, and also in Haiti during the cholera outbreak after the earthquake in 2010. She also worked as a Travel Doctor in New Zealand with Worldwise Traveller’s Health for several years before moving back to Canada. She is currently the Clinical Director of Travel Medicine at Medcan, the President-Elect of the Alberta Association of Travel Health Professionals, and a Councilor on the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Clinical Group. She is also Co-Chair of the ASTMH Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health and a Councilor on the ISTM Responsible Travel Interest Group. Her recent research focuses on the safety of air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Kerrigan McCarthy is a specialist pathologist in the discipline of microbiology. She has a PhD in Public Health from Wits. She has worked at the NICD in quality assurance and mycology, and for a number of NGOs doing health system strengthening in the area of TB/HIV integration. She co-ordinated the national evaluation of the GeneXpert technology for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Since working at the NICD she has supported national and provincial responses to outbreaks, including listeria and SARS-CoV-2.
With approximately twelve years’ experience as an environmental health practitioner, Gillian Malatje is currently the Malaria Control Programme Manager for Mpumalanga. Her official position within the Mpumalanga Department of Health as Deputy Director in Environmental Health.
In 2017 Gillian obtained a BSc Honours in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa. She also has a B. Tech in Environmental Health from Tshwane University of Technology, A national Diploma in safety management from University of South Africa. As part of her current duties, Gillian is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of malaria policy guidelines, the drafting of annual performance plans, analysis of data, drafting of budget plans and operational plans for the programme, management and supervision of personnel and participates in regional and national initiatives, Assessment of impact of implemented malaria strategies within the province, Advocating for malaria elimination and mobilising support from stakeholders to achieve the malaria elimination goal of 2023. During her stint at the Limpopo Department of Health Gillian has worked with both Port Health services and malaria control programme, some of the duties she performed included but was not limited to investigating outbreaks amongst travellers and applying required surveillance or quarantine, investigate advise and take action on the control of rodents and insects in and around the port to reduce and prevent the spread of vector borne diseases, managing the proper disposal of insecticides, and the training of spray operators and team leaders for malaria vector control. To enhance her knowledge and skills Ms Malatje has attended various workshops and trainings on occupational safety, hazard identification and risk assessment and BA in Governance, Public Administration and Development.
Prof. Wanda Markotter is the Director of the Centre for Viral Zoonoses, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria.
She occupies two research chairs; DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in "Infectious Diseases of Animals " (Zoonoses) and a chair in People, Health and Places at the Future Africa Institute. Her interdisciplinary research programme focusing on bat pathogens and the risk of spill over in Africa. In 2021 she was appointed as the co-chair of the One Health High Level expert panel (OHHLEP) advising the WHO, OIE, FAO and UNEP.
Is a consultant in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in private practice in Johannesburg.
He is the member of the microbiology, virology and cell culture team at Lancet Laboratories. Dr Miller is a graduate of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg.
Dr Ngozi Onyia graduated from the University of the university of Ibadan in 1982. She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (paediatrics) and a travel health physician. She is an alumna of the Lagos Business School EMBA.
She spent ten years (2000-2010) as the company medical adviser of the Nigerian Breweries after which she established her own practice at the Paelon Memorial Hospital (PMH). The PMH was established in memory of Ngozi’s third child - Patricia Elozie Onyia who suffered from the CHARGE syndrome and subsequently died in November 2003 PMH is a multispecialty hospital with branches in Lagos, the Ikeja Branch of which is a government approved private Covid treatment centre. A subsequent branch was established at the VGC shopping mall on June 1st, 2021. She is a member of various professional bodies including the International Society for Travel Medicine, the Nigerian Society of Travel Medicine (of which she is a trustee), the Paediatric Association of Nigeria, the International Paediatric Association, and Guild of Medical Directors of Nigeria She is Trustee of the Society for Quality Health in Nigeria, and Pharmaccess, Nigeria. Ngozi is a mother of two adult children and a grandmother.
Otch (Gerhardus Petrus) OTTO was born in Pretoria, South Africa.
Schooled at an Agricultural High School but ended up with a Degree in Graphic Art. Joined the Military, spent 15 years in the Army and 15 Years in Special Forces, Retired as Chief of Staff SA Special Forces with a Master’s Degree in Military Science. In between these events he was seconded from the Military to SA National Parks as Security Chief Kruger National Park 1989-1992. He then served as high-risk Management Consultant in approximately 20 conflicts for approximately 15 years, 3 years in Iraq, 5 years in Afghanistan and many shorter periods of deployment around Central Asia and Africa. Returned to Conservation in the Counter Poaching role in 2013 and serving the cause since. Relevant is contemporary time as Kruger National Park Mission Area Manager, Technology Integration Officer, Greater Kruger counter-poaching coordinator, and then as African Parks counter-poaching specialist advisor. Currently consulting in Critical High Value Asset Protection applying AI and IOT.
Salim Parker is a general practitioner based in Cape Town and immediate Past-President of the South African Society of Travel Medicine. He is the co-director of the Cape Town GeoSentinel site and currently serves on the Liaison Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) as well as on the editorial board of the Journal of Travel Medicine. In collaboration with the Global Centre for Mass Gathering Medicine, he is involved in Hajj pilgrimage related research. Original research has been presented at the last five ISTM conferences. He has authored book chapters, including co-authoring the 2018 Hajj chapter in the CDC Health Information for International Travel.
Following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Goteborg, Sweden, Dr Raman returned to South Africa and joined the Malaria Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). During her 10 year tenure there she established and led a successful research programme focusing primarily on understanding the emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance within southern Africa. Antimalarial resistance marker data generated by the laboratory as part of a robust surveillance programme has been used to inform antimalarial drug policy in Eswatini, South Africa and Mozambique. Following the restructuring of the SAMRC, Dr Raman moved her research programme to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, where in line with national policy, research activities within her laboratory are now directed to towards assisting South Africa achieve its malaria elimination goal. The laboratory is currently investigating novel techniques and technologies aimed at improving malaria case detection and treatment practices within southern Africa in partnership with collaborators from other SADC countries and research organizations including the Universities of Cape Town, Pretoria, Namibia and California-San Francisco. Dr Raman is an active member of regional research networks including the Pathogen Genomics Diversity Network Africa, the Antiparasite Roll-out Group, the Southern African Drug Efficacy Network and the Elimination 8 Initiative.
Dr. David Alan Richard is a specialist paediatrician and pulmonologist who has been in private practice at MediClinic Sandton for the past 27 years.
MediClinic Sandton with Neonatal ICU and Pulmonology and general practice. He has a special interest in cases of acute and chronic lung diseases including asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, interstitial and infiltrative - auto-immune lung disease. Routine neonatal follow-ups are done and ongoing, especially for asthma and acute problems.
Recently chosen by the Mail & Guardian as one of South Africa’s pioneers in the green economy Marc Sherratt has designed some of the most progressive green buildings in the country. Founder of Marc Sherratt, Sustainability Architects (MSSA) his team was the first to design a triple Net Zero project on the African continent. With 9 year’s experience in the construction industry he is considered one of the leaders in the green building movement on the continent. His personal portfolio of work has achieved international recognition where he was unconditionally accepted to study at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Instead of pursuing
further studies he started MSSA who specializes in producing contemporary African architecture at the highest sustainability standards. Marc’s passion for the environment has led him to be a main proponent in a research and development project to restore the extinct ability of the African Savanna Elephant (Loxodonta africana) to migrate across the Limpopo Province of South Africa and to designing the first Net Zero Healthcare Facility in South Africa.
Patrick Soentjens is an internal medicine and infectious diseases specialist with clinical experience in Belgium, mostly in the field of HIV, sexual transmitted diseases, tropical diseases and severe multiresistant infections.
Robert Steffen is Professor Emeritus at the University of Zurich and Adjunct Professor of the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and the International Society of Travel Medicine — which he co-founded — both elected him as Honorary Fellow. His research primarily focused on travel related epidemiology and prevention resulting in almost 400 publications. In Switzerland he presided the Travel Health Expert and the Influenza Pandemic Planning committees and he was Vice-President of the Federal Commission on Vaccination. The WHO Headquarters in Geneva often invite him to serve as chairman to advisory boards, including the Emergency Committee on Ebola.
Bianca van Aswegen is a qualified Criminologist with experience is investigations of missing persons.
She is the National Co-Ordinator and case Officer for Missing Children, South Africa. She has dealt with situations whereby the investigations have involved serious crimes, organized crime, human trafficking, and child protection.
Neil is the Head of Operations for The VaccineApp.
Operations including pilot testing, health professional interface, corporate contacts, implementation and roll out of The Vaccine App.
Professor Jo-Ansie van Wyk lectures International Politics at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa.
She has completed a D Phil (International Relations) on South Africa’s post-apartheid nuclear diplomacy, and has published on, amongst others, South African foreign policy and diplomacy, African politics, political leadership and South African politics. She is the co-editor of the South African Foreign Policy Review (volumes one to four). She is Fulbright Alumna (University of Delaware, Newark, United States of America) and a Member of the South African Academy for Science and Art. She has been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the South African National Intelligence Academy, the South African National Defence College, the South African National War College, and the South African Diplomatic Academy (DIRCO). She has completed consultancies for the World Bank, UNESCO, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the South African Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI) and the African Union African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE). From June 2010 until October 2014, she served on the South African Minister of Trade and Industry’s South African Council for Space Affairs (SACSA). She is a recipient of inter alia, the University of South Africa Women Developing Researcher Award (2012), Academic Honorary Colours (University of Pretoria, 2013), the Bradlow Fellowship of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA, 2014), and Unisa’s Leadership in Research Women Award (2014). She is rated as a C3 researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), and has received research and travel grants from a number of South African and international institutions.
Prof Marietjie Venter is an expert in mosquito transmitted- and respiratory viruses in humans and animals and specialises in One Health.
She obtained her PhD(Medical Virology)(Wits)(2003) on Respiratory Syncytial Virus and postdoctoral training at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA (2003) on West Nile virus. She has worked on respiratory- and zoonotic arboviruses since 1999, as medical scientist at the National Institute for Communicable diseases, (NICD) and University of Pretoria. From 2009-2014 she was the co-director, Centre for Respiratory diseases and Meningitis, NICD and Director, National Influenza Centre at the NICD. From 2014-2016 she served as One Health Program director, Global Disease Detection Centre, US-Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), South Africa. In 2016 she took up a full time position as Full Professor (Medical Virology) to head the Zoonotic arbo & respiratory virus program in the Centre for Viral Zoonoses, Department Medical Virology, University of Pretoria. Her group does One Health syndromic surveillance for acute respiratory, febrile and neurological disease of unknown origin in humans and animals and investigate the molecular epidemiology and genomics of respiratory viruses including COVID-19 and vectorborne viruses in Africa. She has >135 publications in international accredited journals in the fields of respiratory, arbo and emerging viruses. She acts as advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Respiratory syncytial viruses and Influenza surveillance and serves on the Scientific Advisory board of the Global One Health Platform on Zoonotic diseases. She is currently the Vice President for Africa for the World Society for Virology (2020-).
Born in Kenya, I am a registered social worker and I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work, School of Human and Community Development (Faculty of Humanities) at the University of the Witwatersrand (“Wits”). I hold a doctoral degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Masters, Honours and Bachelor’s degrees in Clinical Social Work from University of Cape Town (UCT). Prior to joining Wits, I worked in the counter-trafficking field, with refugee, asylum seeking and undocumented children and with children living and working on the streets. As a child rights-based development advocate, I assisted in drafting anti-trafficking and child protection policies in South Africa.
I have published over forty (40) peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. I am currently part of a dynamic consortium investigating the prevalence of human trafficking in South Africa, through a USAID-DSI grant. I have worked in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland. My research interests include child protection, intervention research, migration (incl. trafficking and statelessness) and international social work.
Max Winkler graduated from the University of Cape Town and is a general practitioner at the Hout Bay Family Medical Centre in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, offering travel medicine related advice to travellers in the travel clinic as well as general clinical duties. His fields of interest include infectious diseases, wilderness medicine and occupational health. He is President-elect, the South African Society of Travel Medicine.
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For all Skukuza Rest Camp Accommodation bookings, please email one of the following addresses, quoting Reservation Number
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Clinigen South Africa is part of Clinigen Group plc which is a rapidly-growing global specialty pharmaceutical and services company with a unique combination of businesses focused on delivering the right medicine to the right patient at the right time to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world. The Group consists of five synergistic businesses focused in three areas of global medicine supply: clinical trial, unlicensed and licensed medicines.
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The Tshemba Foundation’s medical volunteer programme connects healthcare professionals across a range of disciplines with knowledge, skills, experience and a deep desire to give back to rural communities in need.
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