CHIVA Africa and CHIVA South Africa work in partnership to develop and deliver programmes which improve healthcare for children and adolescents living with HIV
CHIVA Africa is based in London and is a registered charity in the United Kingdom (charity no. 1132935).
CHIVA South Africa is located in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. CHIVA South Africa is a separate entity, registered in South Africa as The CHIVA South Africa Foundation Trust (Registration No: IT247/2009).
Both organisations have separate Board of Trustees:
CHIVA South Africa Board of Trustees
John Hillel Moshal was born on 30th March 1940 in Durban. He was educated at DPHS and DHS and the University of Natal where he graduated with a BScEng(Chem). After three years in the Sweet Industry he started Control Logic (Pty) Ltd and built it into the largest Industrial Electronic Company in South Africa. He sold 50% to Engelhard Industries and this share passed to Anglo American Corporation on the death of Charles Engelhard. In 1984 he sold out completely and moved on to his other interests.
He has been involved with the Jewish Community of Durban since he was 12 years old and moved through the ranks of community service until now, when he is the Hon. Life President of the Jewish Community of KZN. His business activities are many and varied and allows him to pursue philanthropic interests.
His family trust JAKAMaR funds many organisations in the Jewish and wider communities. The family credo is to spend more on others than themselves which sees its philanthropy spreading around the globe. Today he is involved with his children in a variety of enterprises, charitable and commercial!
Dr Karyn Moshal
Karyn qualified from the University of Cape Town before training further in the UK and USA in paediatrics and infectious diseases. She is currently London-based and a consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She has extensive experience in paediatric HIV care and is part of the team which runs the Great Ormond Street Hospital paediatric HIV clinic, one of the largest and oldest (est.1991) in Western Europe. She is a fourth generation South African who grew up in KZN.
Prof Hoosen Coovadia
Hoosen Coovadia was Professor and Head of Paediatrics and Child Health and is now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal [UKZN]. He spent a few years as Professor of HIV/AIDS Research at UKZN, and is now a Director at the Maternal Adolescent and Child Health unit at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has trained very many undergraduate and post graduate students of Medicine and a number of leading global and national scientists have worked with him for their PhDs. His key research and contributions are in infectious diseases, nutrition and health systems. He has authored more than 360 research articles, many in high impact journals, and some of his findings have a global reach for child health and disease. His passion is equity and he has participated in numerous international and post-apartheid national committees [e.g. The National Development Plan:2010-2015] to further this goal.
Dr Neil McKerrow
Neil is the provincial paediatrician and head of paediatrics and child health in KwaZulu-Natal. He obtained his medical degree at UCT and his paediatric training at Red Cross War Memorial Hospital. He worked in Namibia, Eastern Cape, Western Cape before moving to the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal in 1989. His interest is Social Paediatrics and Child Health and he has extensive experience in health systems and child abuse. He has consulted on child abuse to the NDoH, MRC and Africa Society on Forensic Medicine and has conducted training programmes on this throughout South and Southern Africa.
Neil has been the Chair of the Ministerial Committee on Morbidity and Mortality in Children Under 5 years (CoMMiC) since its establishment in 2008. He is Chair of the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA), a member of the executive committee of the Child Health Priorities Association, a trustee for The KZN Children’s Hospital Trust and a member of the management committees of various NGOs.
Dr Kimesh Naidoo
Kimesh Naidoo qualified from Natal Medical School in Durban in 1990 and thereafter specialized in Paediatrics in 1998. He has worked through the AIDS epidemic in Kwazulu Natal at various hospitals in KZN for over 25 years. During this period he has taken an interest in HIV care of children starting the first ARV clinics in the early 2000s in PMB. Kimesh has been actively involved at the clinical, management and research levels in the HIV field. He has been an active member of the CHIVA South Africa wing since its inception and continues in this capacity as trustee and volunteer. Currently Kimesh is Clinical Head of Paediatrics at King Edward VIII Hospital and is involved with teaching, clinical care and research. He works with international IMPAACT trials and is involved with various teaching projects.
CHIVA Africa Board of Trustees
Dr Karyn Moshal
Founder and Chair
Karyn founded CHIVA Africa in 2004 and is chair of the CHIVA Africa in the UK and sits on the board of CHIVA South Africa.
Karyn qualified from the University of Cape Town before training further in the UK and USA in paediatrics and infectious diseases. She is currently London-based and a consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She has extensive experience in paediatric HIV care and is part of the team which runs the Great Ormond Street Hospital paediatric HIV clinic, one of the largest and oldest (est. 1991) in Western Europe. She is a fourth generation South African who grew up in KZN.
Dr Colin Ball
Colin qualified from St. Thomas’ in London in 1979, and had first-hand experience working in South African paediatrics at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, in 1982 before the HIV epidemic emerged. Colin started running the paediatric side of the family HIV service at King’s College initiated by Dr Karen Zwi from 1994. The service grew organically from the need to care for mostly local children of African HIV positive women many of whom found themselves displaced from Africa by circumstances such as civil unrest and war. Colin is currently the lead clinician for paediatric HIV at King’s College.
Felicia Meyerowitz Singh is a South African Chartered Accountant with an Executive MBA from London Business School and has lived and worked in various countries including South Africa, India, U.K, Argentina and Bermuda. Felicia is a member of the TEDxEuston Foundation Board, an independent TED event, celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of the continent of Africa, committed to innovative approaches to challenges. Felicia works across various markets with innovative solutions in the Fintech and Insuretech sectors – including Telemedicine, innovations in healthcare funding, mobile insurance products, micro-insurance, micro-savings as well as co-founder of StrongJones, the Fintech digital savings platform. Felicia has more than twenty years’ London Market and international experience across Finance, Corporate and Business development, Information systems, Operations and has a broad Governance skill set.