Paula Barnard-Ashton is an experienced occupational therapist and university lecturer. For the last two years she has managed the development of e-Learning in the School of Therapeutic Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, and lectures in postgraduate occupational therapy. She manages a team of two web and graphic designers to support the e-Learning developments in the School. She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the use of e-Learning in the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate occupational therapy curriculum. Paula has been published in journals and magazines; and is well know in the field of paediatric occupational therapy. Paula’s clinical expertise lies in Sensory Integration, and she also regularly lectures for SAISI (South African Institute of Sensory Integration). Paula serves on the article review board for SAJOT (South African Journal of Occupational Therapy). She presents on various topics related to child development and learning to parents, therapists and teachers. Paula has over 10 years of clinical paediatric occupational therapy experience, and has managed private practices in Randpark Ridge and Lonehill.
• BSc Occupational Therapy (1994) – University of Witwatersrand (Award for most outstanding BSc OT 4th year student)
• Sensory Integration Test User (1999) – South African Institute for Sensory Integration (SAISI) and SIPT user 2007
• MSc Occupational Therapy (2009) via dissertation – University of Witwatersrand.
• Registered for PhD in 2010 – University of Witwatersrand
Paula is married to Marc Ashton who is a financial journalist. They live in Johannesburg and have three children: Morgan (13y), Jonathan (8y) and Andiswa (7y). Though diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2006, Paula is currently well. Paula loves reading, family time and getting away to the bush.
Sara Lavinia Brair
I was born in Craiova Romania 1977, my parents moved to Bucharest where I started my primary schooling. After two years, moved to Sudan with my parents and sister where I finished my primary school. Both parents being doctors, travelled to Liverpool for their specialization and there I joined St. Hilda’s High school where I completed my secondary school. Upon completion of the GCSEs, came back to Sudan and joined the Medical School at Juba University. I have earned my MBBS in Medicine and Surgery in 2000.
I started my Medical Practice in 2001, working in Sudan in different hospitals to finish the internship. Worked as a Medical Director in Mygoma Orphanage in 2003 where I was responsible for the medical staff and welfare of the Mygoma Orphanage. In 2003, I commenced specialization at the Sudanese Medical Specialization Board in Community Medicine. I completed my specialization in December 2007 and started working at Al Neelain University in May 2008 in the Community Medicine Department. Meanwhile, I got interested in the Medical Education field and attended many courses regarding the topic. I have also completed Part I in Histopathology and should be sitting for Part II soon. I have recently obtained a scholarship to start my PhD in Community Medicine in School Health regarding Gender Based Violence in Sudanese Schools. I am proud to say that I have obtained permanent full registration with the British Medical Council. Now, I am the Academic Secretary of the Community Medicine Department at Al Neelain University and Head of the Community Medicine Department at Sudan International University. I am also the Academic secretary of the Continuing Medical Education Department at Al Neelain University and Head of the Continuing Medical Education Centre at Sudan International University. I am also a facilitator in Medical Education Courses at the Medical Education Centre of Khartoum University. I am married to Yasir Nouri an Architect currently working in Sudan. I have four daughters Basmah, Zeina, Lara and Dana. I love reading and travelling.
Midion Mapfumo Chidzonga
I am male, professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and current Dean of the College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe. Proudly Zimbabwean!
Did my undergraduate training in dentistry in Nigeria and went on to study for my Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 3 decades ago. Joined the University of Zimbabwe in 1985 as a Staff Development Fellow and rose through the ranks to my current position of Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I have an interest in Research Ethics and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in International Research Ethics from the University of Cape Town. I have over 40 publications in international referred journals. I am the founding chairman of the Department of Dentistry in the College of Health Sciences,1998.
Married to Mavis with 3 children. Enjoys reading, gardening and staying at home if not at work!
Olufunmilayo Fawole is a lecturer with the Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. She is also an honorary consultant with the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She finished with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB; BS) in 1987 at the University of Ibadan. Between 1990 and 1996 she completed her residency training as a Community Physician at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan. She also had a Masters (MSc-MMed) degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian and West African College of Public Health (FMCPH) and (FWACP). She Dr. Fawole has worked on research projects on Malaria, STIs/HIV/AIDS and on Gender based violence. She has published in both local and international journals. She also has vast field experience on Disease surveillance, Investigation of Epidemics, and Immunisation (routine and supplemental) activities within the country when she worked as Surveillance Officers and Immunisation Focal Person with the World Health Organization. Presently, she is the Head of Department of Epidemiology and Medical statistics. She teaches medical students and postgraduate students. She is married with two children, her hobbies include gardening and arranging flowers. She also loves listening to classical music, rhythm and blues, and some pop music. Favorite colour is blue.
I am an Emergency Physician from Cape Town, South Africa. I completed by MBChB degree at UCT in 1998. I am proud to have graduated as part of the first Emergency Medicine Training program in Africa – at UCT in 2007. Currently I am co-ordinator for Education and Training in Emergency Medicine in the Western Cape and a lecturer at UCT. My specific interests are in postgraduate Emergency Medicine education. As Emergency Medicine is a very young division, I have had a steep learning curve as program co-ordinator for the registrar program. In the last 7 years we have grown from 10 registrars to 42 registrars across 2 universities. I am particularly interested in the needs of junior faculty and programs to increase the educational and professional capacity of faculty members. Over the last few years I have become particularly interested in outreach training in Africa particularly with respect to emergency care and Disaster medicine and was involved with an outreach program in Madagascar in 2010 as part of EMSSA and UCT. One of the highlights of my career thus far, was my involvement in the training for Disaster and Emergency Response systems around South Africa in the run up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup. As an ardent football fan, I was very fortunate to be part of the amazing event as a stadium/event doctor in Cape Town. I believe strongly in the promotion of Emergency Care throughout South Africa and Africa. As of 2009, I have been on the executive committee of EMSSA (the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa) and been seconded onto the newly established AFEM (African Federation for Emergency Medicine) executive as Membership committee chair.
Milly Margaret Kabanga
I’m a Nurse by profession. I started my career as a Registered Nurse (RN) in1974 specializing in Intensive Care Nursing at Pavia Polyclinic University, Italy. I Registered in Midwifery and also took up studies to become a nurse tutor in 1992. I hold a Diploma in Medical Education from Universityof Wales (UK) and Masters’ in Education from Makerere University. My working experience dates far back in 1974 when I was first posted as a Registered Nurse to work on intensive care unit in Mulago Hospital. Mulago is the National Referral Hospital and the largest in the country. I was promoted with in the hospital to the level of In-Charge ward 3 B emergency where I supervised and monitored Health Promotion and Nursing care provision activities. The Health Promotion work involved resuscitation and caring for unconscious patients who were on respiratory support mechanisms. In 1983 I was identified as a Clinical Instructor by Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery. This marked the beginning of my career as a Nurse Educator. In 1987, I was appointed an Assistant Tutor of Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery. In 1987 I completed a course in Midwifery and in 1988 the hospital recalled me back and assigned me as the In-Charge of Special Care Unit for Neonates. In 1992, I took studies as a Diploma Nurse Tutor at Health Tutors College. Thereafter I was posted to Health Tutors’ College as a Nurse Tutor and duties involved teaching tutor students. In 1995, I studied a Diploma in Medical Education in the University of Wales UK. In 1999 I completed studies of M.Ed (Masters in Education) and thereafter I was appointed Principal Tutor of Health Tutors College a post that lasted up to 2002. In 2002, I was transferred as substantive Principal to Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery and was confirmed as principal of the same school in 2007. Mulago School of Nursing is the largest Health Training Institution for Nurses and Midwives in Uganda. A lot of reforms were carried and implemented during my stay in Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery which included phasing out training at Certificate Level to Diploma level cadres. In October 2009, I was transferred back to Health Tutors’ College as Director since my skills and experience would benefit the health trainers who would in turn pass on skill to the trainees. Currently the college is phasing out training of Diploma tutors and embarking on the training of degree tutors with a qualification of Bachelors in Medical Education.
Currently I am the director of Health Tutors College which is located within Mulago Hospital & Complex. The college is the only health tutor training institutions in the country. Graduates from the college teach in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Allied Institutions throughout the country and abroad.
I’m a proud wife to Eng. Kabanga Joseph a self employed Civil Engineer working with Alliance Consultants an engineering firm that he founded. I have two children a boy and a girl. The girl has a masters’ in civil engineering. Both my children have been richly blessed with one child each making me a proud grandmother of a Granddaughter and Grandson.
Mike N Kagawa
I joined the University teaching service in the year 2007 as a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I’m involved in clinical care of patients, teaching of undergraduates and graduate students. I’m also involved in conducting of research and supervision of student research work. Prior to joining the University service, I worked with the Uganda Ministry of Health as a Medical Officer and Head of a rural hospital w here I was involved in planning and management of clinical and community services. I was also teaching student midwives, and medical student attached to my hospital as part of their community clerkships. I did my postgraduate training and conducted research as part of my thesis from 1999 to 2002. During this time, I was also teaching undergraduate medical students. After my training, I worked as a regional Obstetrician/Gynecologist where I was involved in clinical care of patients and support supervision of clinical care teams in the Eastern Region of Uganda. I also taught students doing their Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Public Health and supervised several of these students for their research which was a requirement for their Diploma. I have worked with the Uganda Ministry of Health and the W HO country office in different fora in development of training curricula, training, support supervision and evaluation of health interventions especially in the area of HIV and Prevention of M other to Child Transmission of HIV. I was the programme manager for a PM TCT project supported by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in three districts in Uganda from 2005 to 2007. I’m married to Rachel and we have a baby boy, Jonathan. I enjoy travelling and watching TV especially movies and football.
Mohamed Awny Ali Labib
• Head of Urology Unit – Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Zambia
• Academic Co-ordinator, Department of Surgery 7th Year, School of Medicine, University of Zambia
• Coordinator and Facilitator of M Med Urology , School of Medicine, University of Zambia
• Chairman of Education Committee in College of Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
• Coordinator of FCS (Urology) examination In College of Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa
• External examiner in College of Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
• External examiner in Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
• Member in the Editorial Board of East and Central African Journal of surgery
• Research affiliate of the University of Toronto office of International Surgeons
• Member in the Post-graduate curriculum review in collaboration with Vander belt Univeraity USA
• PI: An international pilot study of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and pulse oximetry in the operating
• room in collaboration with School of Public Health, Harvard University.
• PI: Clinical Officer Surgical Training in Africa in collaboration with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and University of Nijmegen, Netherland.
• Represent Southern Africa Region in fistula committee in International Continence Society
• American Urological Association
• Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)
• British Association of Urological Surgeons
• Urolink Faculty (BAUS)
• Pan African Urological Associatoin
• Egyptian Urological Association
• East & Central African Association
• Editorial Board of East & Central African Journal of Surgery
• Zimbabwe Surgical Association
• Surgical Society of Zambia
• International College of Surgeon
• The Society International Humanitrian Surgeons
I have 29 publications in international peer reviews journals. I have 35 presentations in international conferences.
Dr. Mange Manyama was born about 37 years ago in the North-Western part of Tanzania. He graduated with MD degree from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2000. He obtained his MSc in human Anatomy and from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. He is currently pursuing his PhD on genetics of cleft lip and palate. Dr. Manyama is a Lecturer and Head of the department of Anatomy at Weill Bugando University College of Health sciences. Dr. Manyama scientific interests are the craniofacial growth patterns and implications of complex genetics in cleft lip and palate. He is the author and co-author of over 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining WBUCHS, Dr. Manyama was Medical officer at Bugando Medical centre in the Department of Emergency. His hobbies include watching movies and football. He is married with two daughters.
I am a medical doctor by training, qualified at the University of Pretoria in 2005. Afterwards I did an MSc in Bio-ethics and Health Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. The topic of my thesis: The ethical and legal of obligation of the State to provide access to health care in South Africa. I am currently the head of the department of Bio-ethics for the University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus and my responsibilities amongst others involve curriculum development and teaching and learning of bio-ethics, health law and human rights for medical and dentistry students. I still do clinical work at a Life Medical Centre, but believe that we have an obligation towards achieving the society we strive to live in – part of that is improving health and health care and providing the right type of education to more citizens. My perceptions on social responsibility motivate me to participate in the development of health education in our country. I am married to Jaco van den Heever. He is a business analyst and currently doing his MBA. We are happy to be expecting our firstborn on the 8th of August. His name is Levi.
Dr. Mshana obtained his MD from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and his M.Med from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Currently his finalizing his PhD thesis on molecular epidemiology of ESBL isolates. Dr. Mshana is Senior Lecturer and Head of the department of Microbiology of Weill Bugando University College of Health sciences. He is also a secretary of committee of Deans and Directors and member in academic committee, ethics review board and steering committee of the college. Dr. Mshana scientific interests are the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance among gram positive and negative bacteria. He has just been selected as Associate Editor of Tanzania Medical Journal and is a reviewer for local and international scientific journals. Dr. Mshana is recipient of a number of personal (peer-reviewed) research grants from DAAD and National Medical Research (NIMR) Tanzania. He is the author and co-author of over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mshana has received several honors and awards for his work, including being elected for fellowship under DAAD scholarship. Prior to joining WBUCHS, Dr. Mshana was Medical officer at Bugando Medical centre in the Department of Obstetric and Gynecology. Dr Mshana’s hobbies include reading novels, movie and football. He is married with one daughter.
Chiratidzo Ellen Ndhlovu
I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine as well as being the most recent past current Chairperson of the Department of Medicine. I teach in Internal Medicine including in my subspecialities of Nephrology and HIV Medicine. Am a tutor in Rational use of medicine as well as Clinical Epidemiology. Have supervised dissertations for the MMed and Masters In Clinical Epidemiology. Am the current Chairperson of the National Drug and Therapeutics Policy Advisory Committee(NDTPAC) which advises the Secretary of Health & Child Welfare on all issues pertaining to pharmaceutical use including coordinating the review of the Zimbabwe Essential Drug List as well as monitoring rational use of drugs in the country. Also coordinate the revision of the Zimbabwe antiretroviral guidelines together with the AIDS and TB Unit. As the Director for the HIV and AIDS Quality of Care Initiative(HAQOCI) which falls under the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centre(CERTC) at the University of Zimbabwe, have been responsible for managing the project which is funded by CDC/GAP- Zimbabwe. The project is involved in the training of healthcare workers in both adult and Paediatric ART and opportunistic infections management. Have been involved in the development of training materials in various areas of HIV care and treatment and home based care. I sit on the Board of the Hospice Association of Zimbabwe(HOSPAZ) and have been a member of the Palliative Care Curriculum Development Working Group which is spearheading the strengthening of Palliative Care teaching into pre-service curricula as well as developing an new Diploma/Masters programme to be delivered by Distance Learning. My research activities are mainly in renal medicine and HIV related programmatic activities including the delivery of ART and the treatment of Cryptococcal meningitis in a public sector setting in resource limited setting. I am also involved in HIV adolescent care/research. Family/hobbies-Married to Bulukani Masola. 2 step-daughters.
Adenike Oluwakemi Ogah
Date of birth: 27th June 1969.
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking.
Degrees: M.B;B.S. MFMCPAED. MPH.
1. College Of Medicine, University Of Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
2. National Hospital Abuja Fct, Nigeria.
3. Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State, Nigeria.
4. Kampala International University School Of Public Health, Uganda.
1. Specialist Paediatrician : Kampala International University, Uganda.
2. Senior Lecturer: Kampala International University, Uganda.
3. Examinations Coordinator, Department Of Paediatrics, Kampala International University, Uganda.
Name: Ogah Ogbole Gregory Anthony
1. Elizabeth Ogah, 12 years, Female
2. James Ogah, 10 years, Male
3. Elijah Ogah, 8 years, Male
4. Daniel Ogah, 7 years, Male
I am a Sudanese female, graduated from School of Medicine of Ahfad University for Women which is a Community Oriented School at Oct.2004 , pursuing a career in internal medicine, up to now completed my MRCP part 1 and looking forward to complete my whole membership.
After graduation from medical school I had a year to wait until my turn comes to be enrolled in houseman-ship rotation, so I worked as a primary school teacher of humanities and fell in love with teaching, after I completed my houseman-ship I had to serve my year in national service in which I worked in a medical clinic of a children rehabilitation centre and that was where I realized that everyone deserves equal opportunities especially in education. Subsequently I started pursing my career in medicine and I worked for a year in an intensive care unit in Ribat teaching hospital 2007 and started to attend courses in the continuous professional development centre where I was soon chosen as an instructor in EBM/MEDICAL EDUCATION department and RESUSCITATION department in 2008 and then became course co-ordinater where I started fulfilling my passion in teaching and education again. However I also started parttiming In a an Intensive Care Unit in Imperial Hospital In 2010, As much as I love dealing with students I love dealing with patients. May God bless all.
I enjoy cooking and believe I am a good cook and I enjoy drawing however my drawings are lousy…
Thomas Corné Postma was born on 27 October 1968 in Pretoria and completed his schooling at the “Hoërskool” Silverton in 1987. He completed his BChD degree (Dentistry) at the University of Pretoria in 1992. After completion he joined the South African Military Health Service. He worked as a clinician for five years where after he was promoted to serve as a manager on the Oral Health Directorate of the South African Military Health Service in 1997. During the time period at the Oral Health Directorate he completed a Diploma in Health Systems Management and a Masters degree with specialization in Community Dentistry. Both these qualifications were obtained with honors. During this time he also obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In early 2006 he resigned from the Military and was appointed as a senior lecturer in the Department of Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Pretoria where he was responsible for undergraduate training in Preventive Dentistry. Besides teaching and training at the School he was involved as a supervisor in the Hammanskraal and Boschkop community projects where preventive and curative service were rendered to less privileged school children using a mobile dental treatment unit. Six scientific publications in national and international journals resulted from this appointment and involvement in Community Dentistry. During this time he received three different Colgate research awards and was invited by the International Association for Dental Research as a guest speaker to do a presentation at the World Congress on Preventive Dentistry, Phuket Thailand in 2009. In 2008 he was transferred to the Department of Dental Management Sciences, a new Department at the School of Dentistry, University of Pretoria, where he became the Module Chairman for a subject called Comprehensive Patient Management, (which includes Comprehensive Patient Care, Practice Management and Ethics and Jurisprudence) where he is involved in curriculum development, teaching and learning and assessment. He serves on the Education Quality Assurance-, Assessment- and Education Innovation committees of the School. He is currently busy with an educational PhD research project. The research project is an action research project to measure the effectiveness of a newly developed curriculum in Comprehensive Patient Care. He is married to Marinda (also a dentist) and has two children Miné (14 years) and Tania (11 years). He lives in Centurion and is a staunch supporter of the Bulls and the Springboks.
Alain Hajasoa Rabenandrasana
Date of birth: 12/31/1969 in Madagascar
Marital status: Married
Hobbies: Swimming, Judo, Cycling, Reading
Name of my institution: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Toamasina, Madagascar
Academic rank: Professor; Department: Chairman, Imaging Diagnosis
• Kyoto University, Japan; Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan;
• Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Maryland; USA, Education
• Ankatso Medical University, Antananarivo, Madagascar; M.D; 11/1989-1/1997; Medicine
• Ankatso University, Antananarivo, Madagascar; Certificate; 1/1996-5/1997; Statistics and Immunology
• Shiga University of Medical University, Shiga, Japan; Certificate 4/1998-4/2000; Radiology
• Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan; Doctorate; PhD; 4/2000-4/2004; Radiology
• Uniformed Service University of the Health Science, MD, USA; Fellowship; 6/2004; Radiology
• Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan; Fellowship; 6/2010; Radiology
• Japan Student Service Organizations (Jasso), Japan, 2010
• RSNA Teaching The Teachers From Africa, Washington, Usa, 2004
• The Lancet Grant Group, Lancet, 2003
• Monbukagakusho, Japan, 2002
• RSNA Introduction To Research For International Young Academics, Chicago, 2002
• Monbukagakusho, Japan, 1998
• Presenter- Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Liver Study Yokohama 2004
• Presenter -Liver Metastasis And Ultrasound Study Cancun, Mexico 2003
• Presenter- CT 3-D Volume Quantification And Their Meaning, Viena 2003
• Presenter -Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Liver Study, Chicago 2002
My name is Liz Wolvaardt and I am a lecturer in health policy and management at the School of Health Systems and Public Health (University of Pretoria). The majority of my work is with postgraduate students and I am also responsible for the inclusion of a public health topic in a fifth-year medical block. My professional background is a degree in nursing and a Masters of Public Health. My interest in education per se, was prompted by a portfolio that I held for several years – that of academic programme coordinator. I explored my interest in a one-year course: the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education which in turn exposed me to action research as a way of bringing about positive change in our educational practices as well as in our health system. As a result of all these new ideas, I have committed to doctoral studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. My topic combines both my interest in educational practice and theory as well as my role in teaching public health to medical students. I hope to explore one component specifically within the SAFRI programme – that of creating meaningful long-term learning opportunities in the form of public health electives for our third-year medical students. My Jung profile is ENFJ. I am married with two sons and have high hopes of them being gainfully employed and leaving home – but especially the latter. In case my promoter reads this: I have no hobbies.