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Education, Honors & Awards
Bachelor of Business Management and Administration with Honours; Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management; Honours Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science,
International public health, Policy development and evaluation, Public service management, Strategy development and implementation
Born and raised in Thulamahashe, South Africa, with over 33 years of dedicated civil service at national and international levels, Daisy Mafubelu, holds a position of Superintendent General in the Government of South Africa, Limpopo Province. She was Head of Department Health, and now Head of Department of Social Development. Daisy is fluent in English, Afrikaans and over seven other dialects of South Africa and has a limited working proficiency in French. Daisy is a former Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the first nurse in history to occupy this high level position within this United Nations agency. Daisy spent almost 10 years in Europe, part of which were spent at WHO, where, she was responsible for providing leadership of the Family and Community Health cluster. She began her career in public health in 1981 as a nurse and midwife. She joined the management ranks of the South African health service in 1994, where she played a significant role in the transformation and management of public health services. She served in senior management positions within the public health sector as Director, Chief Director, Deputy Director General and Superintendent General. As South African diplomat and coordinator of the African Group in Geneva, she represented and negotiated on behalf of her country and the African Region on matters of national and regional interest. Daisy has spoken and traveled all over the world. Most specifically, she spoke at The Second South African Nurses’ Conference, 2013 to an audience of over 1000 nurses. Daisy is credited with leading the development of South Africa's National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice. Daisy's commitment to the global public health issues is relevant to her dedication and long hours she devotes to her position as The Head of Department of Social Development. Daisy looks forward to her continued dedication to public service and lending her expertise on a consultancy basis.
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