Prof. Hoosen Coovadia

Professor Coovadia is the Director of MatCH Health Systems (Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health), an Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Emeritus Victor Daitz Professor of HIV/AIDS researcher at UKZN, Commissioner for the National Planning Commissioner for Presidency of the Republic of South Africa and Director for the Health System Strengthening division at MatCH, a division of the University of the Witswatersrand.

He was the former chairperson of the Mandela government’s first Commissioner on Maternal and Child Health to design appropriate policies for a new government. He has published over 327 papers on maternal child health in mostly international journals.

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