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Dr Aslam Dasoo

Aslam Dasoo is the convenor of the Progressive Health Forum, a national leadership network of veteran health activists, professionals, clinicians, scientists, economists, policy makers, researchers and civil society formations concerned with the performance of the healthcare system in South Africa.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, PHF established the Science Reference Group, which agitated for vaccine procurement by the state and provided voluntary expert scientific information and advice to the public, industry and sectors such as tourism, education and others.

For the last forty years he has traversed the entire spectrum of the health sector, from student, political and trade union activism, to public and private professional practice and policy advocacy.

He participated in health policy development for a post-Apartheid South Africa, adopted by the first democratic Parliament in 1997. He joined the corporate sector as Director of Policy at the Representative Association of Medical Schemes, RAMS, leading its transformation into its successor, the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa, BHF.

He is a director of companies and has served on the boards of the Road Accident Fund, the Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital and the inaugural Medicine Pricing Committee, among others.

In 2021, he was appointed Chairman of the Association of Palliative Care Centres, APCC (formerly the Hospice and Palliative Care Association, HPCA).

Hasa Conference Speaker Page Image

Dr Aslam Dasoo

Aslam Dasoo is the convenor of the Progressive Health Forum, a national leadership network of veteran health activists, professionals, clinicians, scientists, economists, policy makers, researchers and civil society formations concerned with the performance of the healthcare system in South Africa.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, PHF established the Science Reference Group, which agitated for vaccine procurement by the state and provided voluntary expert scientific information and advice to the public, industry and sectors such as tourism, education and others.

For the last forty years he has traversed the entire spectrum of the health sector, from student, political and trade union activism, to public and private professional practice and policy advocacy.

He participated in health policy development for a post-Apartheid South Africa, adopted by the first democratic Parliament in 1997. He joined the corporate sector as Director of Policy at the Representative Association of Medical Schemes, RAMS, leading its transformation into its successor, the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa, BHF.

He is a director of companies and has served on the boards of the Road Accident Fund, the Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital and the inaugural Medicine Pricing Committee, among others.

In 2021, he was appointed Chairman of the Association of Palliative Care Centres, APCC (formerly the Hospice and Palliative Care Association, HPCA).

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