22 July 2021

Public Health Needs Leaders With Heart – Public Health Leader Juanita O. Arendse Receives Jakes Gerwel Award 2020

“South Africa’s public health system faces a number of challenges - and we need leaders to solve them, not just managers. That’s one of the lessons COVID-19 has helped drive home - and it’s one we all need to learn.”
14 December 2019

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2019 – Mr Siraaj Adams

Mr Siraaj Adams received the 2019 Jakes Gerwel Award! Siraaj delivered a lecture entitled “Transforming Public Health using Digital Health, the journey so far...”.
14 April 2019

2019 David Sanders Lecture – Advocate Adila Hassim

Advocate Adila Hassim discussed how we value the life and dignity within and beyond the health system.
14 December 2018

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2018 – Amir Aman Hagos

The 2018 recipient of the Jakes Gerwel Award was Dr Amir Aman Hagos, now the Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia who graduated with an MPH in 2013.
14 December 2017

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2017 – Rolene Wagner

The 2017 Award was presented to 2002 graduate Dr Rolene Wagner, a medical doctor and, from December 2012, the CEO of Frere Hospital in East London, South Africa.
14 December 2016

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2016 – Anne Mutunda

An environmental health practitioner by training, Anne Mutunda works as a water and sanitation health surveillance officer with Akros in Zambia.
14 December 2015

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2015 – Mr Evans Sagawa

Evans Sagwa is the Country Director for the USAID-funded SIAPS and SCMS projects in Nambia, implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
14 December 2014

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2014 – Dr Saadiq Kariem

The second Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health by the UWC School of Public Health was made to Dr Saadiq Kariem.
14 December 2013

Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health 2013 – Dr Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi

Dr Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi receives the first Jakes Gerwel Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership in areas of teaching, research and community engagement in health promotion, health systems research and primary health care.