Qualified as a Social Worker at University of Pretoria 1981 BA(SW), BA (Medical Social Work) Hons (US) 1982 and obtained a M.Soc Sci (UCT) degree in 1988.
Involved in Cancer Advocacy since 1996 – first as an advisor, then an advocate, with specific focus on cancer policies and cancer registration and lately as an activist in Human Rights Based Cancer Care
Serves on the Board of Directors of the Cancer Alliance
Member of the Member of SANCD Alliance
Member of Fix the Patent Law Coalition and Steering Committee
Project Coordinator for Legal Framework Research collaboration between Cancer Alliance, CANSA, University of Witwatersrand and Kings College.
Project Manager for Cancer Alliance Access to Medicine Campaign
Focusing on equitable and affordable access of cancer medicines.
– Published the Access to Medicine report
– Published the Cost of Cancer report
– Published the Analysis of Oncology benefits offered by 10 medical schemes in South Africa report
Serve on Medicine Patent Pool Community Advisory Panel
Member of the UNITAID NGO Delegation
Member of WE CAN (Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network for Africa)
Serve on the Steering Committee of ACHA (African Cervical Health Alliance)
Selected as member of GAVI Civil Society Constituency Steering Committee from Jan 2024 “