Article Written by Megan Hunter of Rare Diseases South Africa.

During the first week of December, Rare Diseases SA’s CEO, Kelly du Plessis, travelled to Mauritius for the Africa Leadership Awards.  These awards are all about achievers, super achievers, & future business leaders; & they attract the best from all over Africa.  This event highlights, recognises, & rewards their abilities to steer their businesses through turbulent times; as well as applying the best of business modules to manage & keep their businesses afloat.

There are over 20 categories that recognise the achievements made by selected leaders throughout Africa, & honour their great contribution towards the country’s economic development.  All of these leaders are mentioned for their impeccable leadership qualities which helping grow our nation.

Kelly was nominated for the “African Leadership Award for Healthcare” & on the 07/12/2016 she was presented with this award for all her hard work & dedication with Rare Diseases South Africa.  There were many other companies & individuals who were nominated in this category, but due to Kelly’s non-stop commitment & patient advocacy, she was deservingly awarded this prize.

All credit goes to the original author.  

The SANCD Alliance would like to extend its warmest congratulations on this award to Kelly in the field of Healthcare. Further more to Rare Diseases South Africa on the accolade.  This is a fantastic way to end the 2016 year.