About SANITSA

 SANITSA AIMS to establish and promote a link between the developmentally at risk and / or ill neonate, infant and toddler (NIT) and their families / caregivers with early intervention services in the community. SANITSA furthermore aims to act as a professional advisory body regarding NIT support in South Africa and influence practice, policies and guidelines.

Objectives of SANITSA

SANITSA aims to:

- Promote perinatal, clinical, developmental, psychosocial and community support for all NIT in all settings in South Africa

- Act as a professional advisory body regarding NIT support (perinatal, clinical, developmental, psychosocial and community support) and training of health care professionals (all relevant levels)

- Advocate, promote, propose and champion interdisciplinary teams that are properly equipped to provide optimal and holistic support for neonates, infants and toddlers, as well as their families and/or caregivers

- Promote professional and leadership development

- Recommend standards and norms for neonate, infant and toddler support in South Africa

- Facilitate the acquisition of research and evidence-based data through networking

- Administer a resource database

- Support scientific, ethical and sound research

- Support relevant publications in relation to objectives

- Protect the intellectual property of members

- Disseminate research-based information through programmes, symposiums, workshops and other relevant methods

- Liase with national and international NIT organisations and individuals involved in NIT support

- Manage SANITSA as a professional, legal and non-profit organisation

 

SANITSA BOARD MEMBERS

 Welma

Welma Lubbe

President

Marketing & Funding

 

Carin Maree

Carin Maree

Vice-president 

 Ethical-Legal

 

 Johann

Johann Lubbe 

Treasurer 

IT & Administration

Karen

Karen van Zyl

Social Work

 Tharina

Tharina Guse

Psychology

  Mariana

Mariana Scheepers 

Nursing

 Elisna

Elisna van Wyk

Dietetics

 Alta

Alta Kritzinger

Speech & Language Therapy

 Susan

Susan Strauss

Audiology

 

 

 Liz

Liz Johannsmeier

Occupational Therapy

 

For more information regarding:

What is SANITSA - About SANITSA's objectives etc.

The SANITSA Constitution - What SANITSA stands for

The SANITSA Board - what function the board possesses

SANITSA Activities - Committees, Professional development etc.