Standing Committee on Health deliberates on multi-disciplinary projects to undertake
The Standing Committee on Health held a meeting on 17 November 2020 where projects and initiatives that had been proposed by members were extensively discussed. The committee’s commitment to projects of a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary nature was evident in the project topics that received endorsement. Project topics ranged from environment health, research, public health to health economics. The issue impact of projects was also a key part of the discussion – an area that is of importance to ASSAf.
At the meeting, the 15-member committee also bid farewell to three members whose terms of office in the committee are ending. Prof Steve Reid (University of Cape Town), Prof Linda Richter (University of Witwatersrand) and Prof Solomon Rataemane (former Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University) have made a huge and invaluable contribution to the during their tenure and the Academy is greatly indebted to them and wishes them all the best. Prof Steve Reid concurrently also served as a panel member for the ASSAf consensus study on Reconceptualising Health Professions Education in South Africa released in 2018. His commitment to ASSAf endeavours is applauded.