The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) has appointed Professor Pamela Naidoo as its new CEO from September 2016. Naidoo is a public health and behavioural medicine specialist with 28 years of experience in the health sector spanning both non-communicable and communicable diseases.
Naidoo is the research director of the psychosocial well-being and behavioural interventions programme at the SA Human Sciences Research Council and holds an extraordinary professorship in the faculty of community and health sciences at the University of the Western Cape.
The board of the HSFSA, staff, partners and stakeholders said it wished thank and commend Dr Vash Mungal-Singh for her sterling work done in the CEO role since 2010. “Mungal-Singh has been an asset in her abilities to efficiently manage the HSFSA to ensure its sustainability and continued foothold in the South African NGO sector.
Under the firm hand of Mungal-Singh the HSFSA has grown its reach in awareness and programmes, raised its presence in advocacy, health communities and affiliations on global platforms, and contributed toward upholding the standard and ethics practiced in the public health space.”The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa material