Prof. Jannie Hugo is a Family Physician, heading up the University of Pretoria’s Department of Family Medicine.
Previously, Jannie worked at the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) for 17 years. He has served on the executive and several committees of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), on the board of Enablemed, and is also a founder-researcher of the Madibeng Centre for Research. His interest is in education and management of primary care services, district and rural health, and the development of district campuses in urban and rural areas. Jannie was integral to initiating the development of a mid-level medical worker programme for South Africa.
Jannie was involved in setting up the Rural Health Initiative from its infancy, prior to the merger to create AHP in 2007. He has been involved at a strategic level in the organisation since then.