主讲人：University of Johannesburg Prof Andre Swart
Health for all in a democratic South Africa – reality or dream?
主讲人简介：André Swart is currently Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Johannesburg. He has been in higher education for more than twenty nine years and previous posts included Head of School: Public Health and Vice Dean.
Following South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994, he served on the transformation teams for health care, was an elected member of the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA), a founding member and served on the Executives of the Public Health Association of SA, SA Institute of Environmental Health and the SA Committee of Health Sciences Deans, of which he was elected Chairperson in May 2014. André is on the Management Committee of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Urban Health, and previously served on the Advisory Committee to the Minister of Health. He was also a nominated member of the SGB’s for Public Health and Environmental Science, Environmental Management and Waste Management respectively; and was appointed by the Minister of Health to assist with the appointment of Boards at the HPCSA.
He has sourced, or was part of groups that received funding for a number of research and community orientated programmes. Funding was obtained from, including, but not exclusive to, AUSAID, WHO; Royal Danish Government, SAMRC; European Union, European Community, British Council and DfID.
André also facilitated national and international workshops and has evaluated courses and programme delivery for the WHO in Africa. He has presented public lectures internationally, presented at numerous international and national conferences (many by invitation), published in both national and international accredited journals while also being Editorial Board member of an accredited journal and reviewer for various journals. He has also supervised and examined master and doctoral candidates.
His qualifications (excluding short courses) include the following:
§ National Diploma in Public Health; National Higher Diploma in Public Health and National Higher Diploma in Post School Education from the then Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR);
§ BEd (Hon) and MEd (cum laude) from the then Rand Afrikaans University;
§ Senior Health Management (cum laude) from the Thusano School of Public Health;
§ Doctorate: Environmental Health (Waste Management) from the then TWR; and
§ Leadership Development Programme (cum laude) and Executive Development Programme from Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria
Andre is married to Mariette, have two wonderful daughters, Chantel (34) and Larissa (28), and two grandsons, one from each daughter, namely Danek (4 years) and Kaleb (4 months). He remains fit by going to gym regularly and also participates in leisurely mountain biking.
Following the advent of democracy in South Africa during 1994, various sectors, including the health care sector, required various interventions to address especially the legacy of the pre-1994 era, where a focus on separate development and discrimination have left many South Africans with a significant and unique burden of disease. This required significant shifts in legislation and resource allocation, including infrastructure and human resources, the address the prevailing historical inequalities.
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the historical context, and then highlight the following domains required to address the challenge of providing affordable, appropriate, accessible and quality health care to all South Africans.
Legislative mandate, focusing on the promulgation of relevant legislation to provide the mandate for the provision of health care services to all;
Economical perspective, focusing on GDP, related expenditure on health care, the impact of poverty and health outcomes related to investment;
Epidemiological context, focusing on the quadruple burden of disease in South Africa, including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, violence in society, infant and maternal mortality rates as well as non-communicable diseases; and
The strategy to address these challenges by 2030.
In conclusion, considering the above mentioned aspects, the question whether health for all in South Africa is a fact, or myth, will be addressed.