Sandhya Singh

Sandhya Singh is a Director in the Cluster: Non-Communicable Diseases at the National Department of Health in South Africa. Sandhya and her team are responsible for the progressive realisation of global and national directives related to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, including  a focus on rehabilitation, eye health, older persons and more recently, pallaitive care. Her primary responsibilies include the review of existing and development of new legislation, policies, strategies and guidelines; participation in the development of  innovative and sustainable  models of care as well as the support of provinces and monitoring the implementation of policy. Her functioning is enriched through participation in related WHO technical consultation processes at all levels and World Health Assembly Member State engagement on Resolutions and Reports. At an international level, she serves as a member of Africa Cancer Institute International Advisory Board and the Policy Advisory Group of the World Cancer Research Fund International. At a country level, she Chairs the Country (SA) Advisory Committee of the Medtronic Philanthropy, HealthRise Four Country Project, she is the Ministerial Representative on the HPCSA Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians and a Board Member of Hospice Palliative Care Assocation: South Africa. She remains grateful for many opportunities which allow ongoing learning and development at professional and personal levels.