SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL AIDS COUNCIL GETS NEW CEO

JOHANNESBURG, The South African National AIDS Council (Sanac) says it has appointed Dr Sandile Buthelezi as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September, succeeding Dr Fareed Abdullah, who left the council at the beginning of the year after his five-year contract ended.

Sanac Executive Manager Dr Connie Kganakga has been THE acting CEO during the appointment process period, Sanac Spokesperson Kanya Ndaki said Monday.

Dr. Buthelezi is a seasoned public health medical practitioner with more than 15 years’ experience in health governance and policy,” Ndaki said.

“He served as a clinician in various hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal (province) and Free State Province. He also served as KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial head of HIV, maternal child and communicable diseases programmes.

“Since 2014, Dr Buthelezi has been the South Africa Country Director for ICAP at Columbia University, which is a division of the New York-based Mailman School of Public Health.

ICAP is the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University in New York and supports programmes and research addressing HIV/AIDS and related conditions and works to strengthen health systems. It currently supports HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programmes in 18 African countries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK