Lyn was @ " National Church Leaders Summit on Child Health and Survival in South Africa – 19-20/03/2012"

Lyn attended and presented at this importantant summit of church leaders.  You can read more about the event and download documents and presentations below.


Day 1
Introductions and Welcome: Ms Pontsho Segwai MC Director       
Official Opening:  Mr. Lehlohonolo Chabeli (WVSA National Director)
Key Note Address: Rev Keith Vermulen (SACC Parliamentary Office - Director)
Child Health Now: Anthony Ambrose (WVSA Advocacy Advisor)  
Panel Presentation and Discussions:
State of Child and Maternal Health in South Africa – The Millennium Development Goals: Chantell Witten (UNICEF)
Children’s’ Right to Life and good health: Sr. Flora Loate ( Nursing Sister at George Makhari Hospital), Mrs Thabisile Msezana (Director of Sithabile Child and Youth Care)
Practical Church responses to child and maternal health in communities: Marcus Solomon  (Coordinator of Children’s Resource Centre and National Project Coordinator, Ms. Lyn Van Rooyen (Director of CABSA)
A Child in the Midst?: Dr. Johannes Malherbe (Director - About Children)
Key Note Speech
“How the church can use its prophetic voice and leadership to promote social justice for children through positive policy influence and advocacy”  Rev Canon Desmond Lambrechts (South Africa National AIDS Council - Religious Sector Chair)
Recap and Closing: Pontsho Segwai
Day 2
Worship and Opening Prayer - led by SACC

Key note Speeches
Church’s perspective on the issues faced by children in health: Sr. Alison Munro (Director  of the AIDS Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference)
Child Health as a Reality in South Africa Today: Moipone Buda-Ramatlo (Acting CEO - Nelson Mandela Children's Fund) 
Key Note Speech
The State of Child health- a sense of urgency is needed: Prof. Ashraf Coovadia (Wits University, Heading the Empilweni Services and Research Unit - Head of Department)
National Churches Week of Action (Overview): Anthony Ambrose(WVSA Advocacy Advisor)
Draft Declaration
Closing Remarks: Rev Gift Moerane, (SACC Head of Programming)
Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks 
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