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Dr Monica Ferreira. DPhil, MA, served as president of ILCSA from its inception in 2005 until April 2015.  She currently serves as ILCSA's Honorary President.  She served as Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance (with Baroness Sally Greengross).

 

 

 

 

ILCSA currently has two Co-directors: Associate Sebastiana Kalula at the University of Cape Town and Professor Jaco Hoffman at North-West University.  E-mail: monicaferr@mweb.co.za

 

 

Sebastiana Kalula is an Associate Professor and specialist physician in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital. She is the director of the Institute of Ageing in Africa and the Co-Director of the International Longevity Centre ‒ South Africa (ILCSA) at UCT. After medical training in Zambia, she obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and specialised in Geriatric Medicine in the United Kingdom. She holds an MMed in Medicine, an MPhil degree in Epidemiology and a PhD from UCT.  She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). Apart from clinical service in Geriatrics, including at a Memory Clinic and in General Internal Medicine, and teaching responsibilities, she manages a focused and expanding research programme at the IAA, and directs ILCSA’s research, policy and advocacy programmes. Her current research interests include falls in older persons, HIV and ageing, quality and safety in health care for older adults, and physical and cognitivefunctioning.

Kalula is a member of national and international associations and societies with a specific interest in ageing, and of the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC-GA), the Global Aging Research Network (GARN) of the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IAGG), and the African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN)and South African Geriatric Society (SAGS).

 

Professor Jaco Hoffman, DPhil (Oxon), is Research Professor and head of the Optentia Research Focus Group: Ageing and Generational Dynamics in Africa at North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus) and a James Martin Senior Research Fellow in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at Oxford University, UK. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Ageing in Africa at the University of Cape Town. He is the Co-ordinator of the African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN) and a Board Member of the South African Care Forum (SACF), and is a Past  President of the South African Gerontological Association (SAGA).