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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: Dr Sebastiana Kalula at the University of Cape Town and Professor Jaco Hoffman at North-West University.  E-mail: monicaferr@mweb.co.za

 

 

 

 

Dr Sebastiana Zimba Kalula. MBChB (Zambia), FRCP (UK), MMed, MPhil, PhD (UCT), is a physician specialist in Geriatric Medicine and the director of the Institute of Ageing in Africa at UCT. She headed the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCT from 2001-2010 and is the course convenor for the MPhil degree in Geriatric Medicine. Apart from clinical service and teaching responsibilities, she manages a focused and expanding research programme on functioning and health care at the IAA. Her current research interests are a) falls in older persons, b) physical and cognitive functioning, and c) the epidemiology and management of dementia.

Kalula is a Fellow of the World Demographic and Ageing Forum; a member of the African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN); the convenor of the Local Organising Committee for the 1st IAGG Africa Region Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics; and a member of the Section 5 Committee of the South African Human Rights Commission's Older Persons Programme. E-mail: sebastiana.kalula@uct.ac.za

 

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).