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Moeketsi Modisenyane

Moeketsi Modisenyane is the Director: International Health Relations and Support at the National Department of Health, South Africa.  Moeketsi is currently working with various academic institutes, civil society, regional and international organisations and partners in securing the right to health for migrants in the South Africa and the SADC regional.

About:  Moeketsi has an MSc (Wits) and MpH (Pretoria) degree. He is currently a PhD candidate with the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria. His main areas of focus among others, is to formulate, coordinate and implement South Africa’s engagement on health with Africa and other countries and international organizations. Moeketsi has a strong interest in global health issues; migration, health and development; global health systems and global health governance. He is also an advocate for training and capacity building in global health and to bring about African voices and perspectives in global health issues. He has participated in international, regional and national/local migrants forum such as the SADC Health Ministers meetings and South African National Consultations on Migration and Health.He has represented South Africa in a number of regional and global science and health fora such as African Union, SADC, WHO, IBSA and BRICS formations.

Moeketsi also serves at various national committees such as the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Intellectual Property and is currently an executive member of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA). He has also served in various structures for arranging regional and global conferences such as the African Union Conferences of Ministers of Health African Union (CAHMA 3) in 2007, the 3rd Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (COP3) in 2008 and the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines Meeting in 2016. He has been providing technical advice to various conferences such as the International AIDS Conference, July 2016 and International Hospital Federation scheduled from 31st October 2016 to 3rd November 2016.

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About Jo Vearey

Jo Vearey is an Associate Professor with the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand. She holds an Honorary Fellowship with the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, and a Senior Fellowship at the Centre for Peace, Development and Democracy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 2015, Jo was awarded a Humanities and Social Science Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. Jo holds a MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases (LSHTM, 2003), a PhD in Public Health (Wits, 2010), and has been rated by the National Research Foundation as a Young Researcher. In 2014 and 2015, Jo received a Friedel Sellschop Award from the University of the Witwatersrand for outstanding young researchers. She was a Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2013, at the UNESCO Chair on Social and Spatial Inclusion of Migrants, University of Venice (SSIM-IUAV), Venice, Italy.

With a commitment to social justice and the development of pro-poor policy responses, Jo’s research explores international, regional, national and local responses to migration, health, and urban vulnerabilities. Her research interests focus on urban health, public health, migration and health, the social determinants of health, HIV, informal settlements and sex work. Jo is particularly interested in knowledge production, dissemination and utilisation including the use of visual and arts-based methodologies.

Jo has a range of international collaborations, including an ESRC-NRF funded project with the University of Edinburgh, a WOTRO funded project with the VU University, Amsterdam on migration and sex work, and partnerships with the University of Massachusetts Boston and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine‘s Faculty of Public Health and Policy and Gender, Violence and Health Unit.

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