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Prof Sabiha Essack was elected as the new General Secretary during the Council meeting on 10 October 2018.

 

 

The position on the ASSAf Council became vacant due to the resignation of Prof Himla Soodyall as Council Member and General Secretary before the expiration of her term of office. Prof Soodyall resigned to take up the Executive Officer position at ASSAf, with effect from 1 November 2018.

Prof Essack is a Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the South African Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health.