Parliament, Tuesday, 07 July 2020 – The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, congratulates Prof Malegapuru Makgoba who has been appointed to serve on the 12-member expert panel of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the first Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials.
Prof Makgoba has been invited to serve on the panel by the government of the United States of America (USA), where he joins nine scientists, physicians, ethicists and biostatisticians from the USA, and two experts from Brazil and the United Kingdom. Members are selected based on their expertise and experience.
Dr Dhlomo said his contribution at that level will be an added resource for our country. We wish him well in the next responsibility and hope that he will still be able to support some of the national strategic programmes that he is leading.
Prof Makgoba also serves as South Africa’s Health Ombud, and acting Chair of the Eskom board.
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