All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Dr Rosie Mngqibisa CANSA Board Member
Dr Rosie Mngqbisa, Board member: “CANSA has a national footprint and its vision to make its service available to under-served communities inspired me to be part of the team. I admire CANSA’s education and support service, despite the challenges that they have faced over the years. Their innovation in reaching communities regardless of the restrictions introduced by the pandemic and passion of staff to achieve this has been most admirable.”
What is your key message that you would like to share about CANSA’s 90-year anniversary?
My biggest congratulations to the CANSA team and their leader for reaching this incredible milestone. You have achieved so much in the decades you have been in existence. Wishing you another 90 years of being relevant in your chosen path!
What service do you think CANSA should expand on in the next 10 years?
With the increase in NCDs, there is going to be increasing need for support services offered by non-governmental organisations. The government will be overwhelmed and CANSA can play a critical role in filling the gaps.
Which part of CANSA’s service do you admire the most – research, educate, or support?
I admire the education and support service. The reach of these two functions has far reaching effects in creating awareness and supporting communities in need. CANSA did this despite the challenges that they have faced over the years. Their innovation in reaching communities despite the restrictions introduced by the pandemic have been most admirable. The passion of staff responsible for these activities have also been admirable.
What is your leadership style?
I strongly believe in collective leadership. I believe a leader must be in touch with the people he / she serves to lead a successful organisation. A leader should be willing to listen to and acknowledge all levels of employees.
What is your motivation to serve CANSA?
Being in the health sciences, I have always been interested in making a difference in other people’s lives. There is nothing as satisfying as knowing that you have made a difference in another person’s life. CANSA has a national footprint and its vision to make their service available to under-served communities inspired me to be part of the team. When the opportunity presented itself to be part of this wonderful organisation, I jumped in with both feet.