Daisy Mafubelu 8 Muthaiga Complex, 150 Webber Road, Sandown, 2196, South Africa +27766499933 firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMARY Daisy Mafubelu, the Head of Department of Health of the Limpopo Provincial Government, is a former Assistant Director-‐General of the World Health Organization, the first nurse in history to occupy a high level position within this United Nations agency. She began her career in public health in 1981 as a nurse and midwife. Her experience as a diplomat complements her substantial public health, management and organizational development experience nationally and internationally. She has 13 years of hands-‐on experience in a hospital and community setting; including 6 years as a lecturer. She joined the management ranks of the South African health service, where she played a significant role in the transformation and management of public health services. She held several senior management positions within the public health sector, including Director of Human Resources, Chief Director of Corporate Services and Deputy Director-‐General. As Assistant Director-‐General of the World Health Organization she was responsible for providing leadership of the following departments of the Family and Community Health cluster: Child and Adolescent Health; Reproductive Health and Research; Immunizations, Biological and Vaccines; Making Pregnancy Safer; Gender, Women and Health: as well as Ageing and the Life Course. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director-‐General of WHO, Daisy was a diplomat with the rank of Minister at the Permanent Mission of South Africa in Geneva. As South Africa’s health representative, she dealt with and negotiated health-‐related issues in the international organizations in Geneva, such as the WHO, UNAIDS, the Global Fund, Human Rights Council, WTO and ILO. She negotiated on behalf of South Africa in a number of important international health issues, notably, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the International Health Regulations. In her capacity as coordinator of the African Group on Health Matters in Geneva, she also represented and negotiated on behalf of the African Region, which enabled the African region to articulate common positions on matters of regional interest. Her achievements during this period include increased cohesion of the African region. As one of the five Vice-‐Chairpersons, she represented the African region on the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Daisy is a visionary, strategic thinker with outstanding managerial, leadership, analytical, negotiation, communication and research skills as well as ability to work with people from diverse social, cultural and professional backgrounds. She is driven in her work by a strong commitment to making a contribution to address national and global public health challenges. She has travelled extensively internationally on global public health issues. She was named Oliver Tambo Fellow in Public Health Leadership in 1997. She is quite involved in the reform of the nursing profession in South Africa. In this regard, she chaired the Organising Committee of the Nursing Summit that was held in April 2011, and currently chairs the Ministerial Task Team on Nurse Education and Training charged with taking forward the recommendations of the Nursing Summit. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; sexual and reproductive health; gender equality and empowerment of women; health systems, policy and strategy formulation; evaluation of programs; high-‐level facilitation and coordination; organizational development including change management; human resource management; organized labour negotiation; nursing education and practice. EXPERIENCE Head of Department of Health, Limpopo Provincial Government, South Africa June 2011 to date Head of Department and Accounting Officer for Limpopo Department of Health, providing strategic direction and leadership in the provision of comprehensive health services to about 5.4 million people, 93% of these are uninsured and rely on public health services. Manages a budget in excess of R11.5 billion and a staff complement of about 37 000. Director, Mafubelu Consulting Services November 2010 – May 2011 Strategic consulting with a focus on health programs, in particular maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; sexual and reproductive health; gender equality and empowerment of women; health systems, policy and strategy formulation; evaluation of programs; high-‐level facilitation and coordination; organizational development including change management; human resource management; organized labour negotiation; nursing education and practice. Daisy successfully led the organization of South Africa’s National Nursing Summit, 2
held in April 2011. The summit, attended by almost 2000 nurses and other stakeholders adopted a nursing compact aimed at reconstructing and revitalizing the nursing profession for a long and healthy life for all South Africans. Assistant Director-‐General, World Health Organization April 2007 -‐ October 2010 In charge of the Family and Community Health cluster, providing leadership over six departments responsible for programs that address maternal, newborn and child health including adolescent health; sexual and reproductive health; promoting gender equality and empowerment of women; immunizations, vaccines and biologicals; promotion of healthy and active ageing; and overseeing the Partnership on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. She also served on the boards of the GAVI Alliance and the Partnership on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Managed a budget of US$ 450 million and staff of 279, with 11 (9 directors) of those being direct reports. Deputy Director-‐General and Health Attaché (Minister), Mission of South Africa, Geneva, Switzerland November 2001 -‐ March 2007 Daisy was a diplomat with the rank of Minister at the Permanent Mission of South Africa in Geneva. As South Africa’s health representative, she dealt with health-‐related issues in the international organizations in Geneva, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund), Human Rights Council, World Trade Organization and International Labour Organization. She represented South Africa in numerous international and regional meetings, including the meetings of the governing bodies of WHO, the Executive Board, the World Health Assembly and the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. She also represented South Africa in the meetings of the Programme Coordinating Board of UNAIDS and those of the Board of the Global Fund. She negotiated on behalf of South Africa in a number of important international health issues, notably, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the International Health Regulations as well as the Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property. Deputy Director-‐General, Free State Province, Government of South Africa July 2001 – November 2001 Provided strategic leadership in the management of one Academic Health Services Complex, 6 Regional hospitals, 32 community hospitals and 263 clinics, with a staff component of 15,000 and a budget of about US$ 300 million. Daisy is credited with initiating the development of an Interactive Learning, Communication and Management Unit (ICAM) in the Free State, a first project of its kind in the public 3
sector in South Africa. This is a two-‐way communication system linking 40 video-‐based remote classrooms. This interactive system has enhanced communication and made distance learning more effective, efficient and affordable. Chief Director of Corporate Services, Free State Department of Health, South Africa April 2000 -‐ June 2001 Responsible for the management of a cluster of the following directorates: Finance; Health Programmes (comprising HIV and AIDS, TB, Mental Health, Mother & Child Health, Chronic Diseases, Environmental and Occupational Health); Health Support (comprising of Diagnostic Services, Pharmaceutical Services, Rehabilitation Services, Oral Health Services); Human Resources Management and Development; as well as Planning and Support (comprising of Strategic Planning, IT management, Research Unit, General Administration). Director of Human Resources, Free State Department of Health, South Africa April 1995 -‐ March 2000 Managed personnel provisioning service that included recruitment, selection, placement as well as performance management and mobility; personnel maintenance that included administration of service conditions and benefits; labour relations including effective and efficient handling of grievances and misconduct; human resource development, focusing on training, management development and career management; organizational efficiency studies and transformation. Represented government in negotiating conditions of service with labour unions in the Bargaining Council. Member of Strategic Management Team, Free State Department of Health, South Africa. June 1994 – March 1995 In 1994, following the first democratic elections in South Africa, Ms Mafubelu played an active role in the transformation of public health services as one of the ten-‐member Strategic Management Team which was charged with the responsibility of restructuring of the Health Department in the Free State province. The exercise involved rationalising four health administrations that had been fragmented along racial and ethnic lines by the apartheid regime. This resulted, among other things, in the establishment of a new provincial health department. Nurse lecturer, Qwaqwa Nursing College, South Africa 4
April 1988 – June 1994 Lecturing and practical training of nursing students in General Nursing Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Social Sciences and Community Health Nursing Science. Provided academic support to students, assisting them with reading, writing and study methods and skills as well as providing student counseling. Also had responsibility for staff development. Clinical nurse and midwife Themba Hospital ( 1986 – 1988); Tintswalo Hospital (1981 – 1986) Rendered nursing and midwifery care, mainly in maternity, gynaecology, medical and surgical wards as well as mobile clinic services. 5
EDUCATION University of South Africa LLB, current studies Stellenbosch University Bachelor of Business Management and Administration with Honours, and completed course work towards an MBA degree, 1999 -‐ 2001 University of Cape Town Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management, 1997 -‐ 1998 Transvaal School of Public Health Senior Health Management Course, 1995 University of South Africa Honours Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science, 1988 -‐ 1989 University of South Africa Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science, 1983 -‐ 1986 Tintswalo Nursing School Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery, 1977 -‐ 1981 Orhovelani High School Senior Certificate (Std. X) 6