Symposium 2011 Cape Town

Design & Health Africa 2011, Cape Town, South Africa


The inaugural Design & Health Africa International Symposium took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 25-26 October, 2011. Click on the presentation titles to download PDF copies of all of the speaker's presentations.

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Day 1 Programme

Welcome speech from Thenus Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health

Session 1 Towards Achieving Better Health in Africa

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister, South Africa

Accelerated Health Infrastructure Service Delivery in the South African Public Sector
Dr Massoud Shaker, Senior Advisor to Health Minister, South Africa

Session 2 Health Perspectives, Theories and Application

The Challenge of Global Health
Lord Nigel Crisp, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, UK

Healthy Design: Setting the Course
Dr Ray Pentecost, President, International Academy for Design & Health, USA

Salutogenic Design: The Search for a Healthy Society
Prof Alan Dilani, Director-General, International Academy for Design & Health, Sweden

Session 3 Health Policy, Planning and Partnership

Commercialising Healthy lifestyles: Partnerships for Active Living
Ross Faragher-Thomas, CEO, Virgin Active, South Africa

Health Facility Planning in South Africa: A Personal Perspective
Richard Hussey, Director, Health Facility Planning, Department of Health, South Africa

Session 4 Health Challenges in Emerging Economies

Health Challenges in the Emerging Economy of Abu Dhabi
Dr Oliver Harrison, director, Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD), United Arab Emirates

Achieving Award Winning Results Together: A Collaborative Approach
Dr Moin Fikree MD, Clinical Director, Emergency & Trauma Center, Rashid Hospital, UAE and Nadia Tobia, partner, Farrow Partnership Architects, Canada

Day Two Programme

Session 5 Design research, standards and guidelines

Design Quality Standards in Africa
Dr Innocent Okpanum, Founder and Director, Ngonyama Okpanum Associates, South Africa

Healthcare Facilities in South Africa: Matching Needs, Expectations and Resources
Geoff Abbott, Counsel for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Healthcare Infrastructure in the Western Cape: Achievements and Challenges
Dr Laura Angeletti, Department of Public Works, South Africa

Session 6 Health Planning, Sustainability and Design

The New Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital
John Cooper, Director and Hrafnhildur Ólafsdóttir, Director, John Cooper Architecture, UK

Nightingale Think: Listening and Learning in Africa
Mike Nightingale, Founder, Nightingale Associates, UK and South Africa

The Long Game: Sustainable Healthcare Design in Africa
Phil Nedin, Global Healthcare Business Leader, Arup, UK

Session 7 Design for Mental Health and Correctional Services

A Salutogenic Approach to Health and Wellness in Custodial Settings
Chris Liddle, Chairman, HLM Architects, UK

Social Inclusion and Urban Integration of Mental Health Facilities
Ruairi Reeves, Associate, MAAP Architects, UK

Forensic Psychiatric Observation Units for Mental Health in South Africa
Presentation 1: Mental Health Facility Planning
Hennie Cloete, Deputy Director, Directorate of Facilities Planning, National Department of Health, South Africa

Presentation 2: Mental Health: Infrastructure Situational Analysis
Awaatief Railoun, Health Facility Service Planner, National Department of Health, South Africa

Session 8 Health Promoting Lifestyle Centre International Competition

Design & Health International Competition 2011: Health-Promoting Lifestyle Centres for Africa
Design Submission 1: Triple Embrace
Design Submission 2: Protea Health
Design Submission 3: Phila Kahle ('Live Well")