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Chairman: Dr J. André Hattingh, MD. Ph.D. DTM&H (Ret.)

Andre

Andre studied in the USA and Europe and holds a MD. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene. Andre worked throughout Africa including Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Rwanda and build 4 Hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo before founding Pediatric Care Africa.

Responsibilities

Provides leadership to the Board.
Develop an agenda for Board meetings.
Mediates with Directors or Manager on decisions by the Board in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Monitors financial planning and financial reports.
Plays a leading role in fundraising activities.
Evaluates annually the performance of the organization in achieving its
mission.
Negotiates on behalf of the organization if given a mandate.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Board such as representing the
organization at formal functions etc.
Develop an agenda for Board meetings.
Approve and champion urgent and unplanned humanitarian missions and assistance to persons in need as and when it may become necessary and in accordance with Pediatric care Africa objectives outlined in paragraph 2 of our constitution, but must seek and have management committee consensus and approval first. Board members must be informed by e mail of such action taken within 7 days. An urgent unplanned humanitarian mission is for example in the event of a flood, earthquake, terrorist attack, mud slide etc.
Approve urgent and unplanned movable asset purchases, medicines and or equipment purchases that may be necessary to carry out a humanitarian mission in line with Pediatric Africa objectives outlined in paragraph 2 of our constitution, but must seek and have management committee consensus and approval first. An urgent unplanned humanitarian mission is for example in the event of a flood, earthquake, terrorist attack, mud slide etc.
Attend meetings with Governments, Statutory bodies and all appropriate organizations to offer the assistance off Pediatric care Africa, wherever such assistance may be required and to promote our mission statement in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Attend International and National NGO conferences to represent the Organization as may be required.
The chairman must co approve in conjunction with the board of Directors the appointment of the Executive director.
The chairman must actively stay in contact and meet with Universities, NGO’s, Hospitals and benefactors internationally to request and procure their assistance in performing specialist surgeries on children in need, and to obtain volunteer medical and other staff for field missions as part of his/her ongoing fundraising and skill procurement efforts.
The chairman may also be employed full time/or as volunteer by the organization in another capacity.
The position of Chairman of the board is voluntary and non-remunerative.