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 Prof. Praneet Valodia

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 Professor Praneet Valodia is considered a leading voice in healthcare management in South Africa, with over 30 years’ experience in managed healthcare, public health, and pharmaceutical policy and training, and a strong track record in healthcare innovation. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacy from UWC, and his PhD from the University of Cape Town. After serving as an academic staff member at UWC for 16 years, he entered the corporate sector on a full-time basis in 2002, joining Metropolitan Health, where he worked as a director of medicine risk management, clinical executive, head of product development, research and development executive, and chairman of the company’s drugs and therapeutics committee.
In 2009, Prof Valodia was appointed as an advanced specialist in medicines and beneficiary management in the Health Intelligence Unit at Medscheme. In 2011 he joined the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) as an executive manager for innovation and development. He also served as the chairman of the oncology formulary committee at ICON.
While working in the corporate sector, UWC appointed him as an extraordinary professor no fewer than five times.
Prof Valodia has worked with world renowned experts on data analysis and statistical models and has developed unique models to measure the value of healthcare interventions. His research has been published in various accredited journals, and he has presented his findings at 60 national and international scientific and healthcare conferences. His current interest focuses on the delivery of affordable and quality healthcare in South Africa.
Prof Valodia is playing a key role in shaping the public healthcare arena in South Africa as a consultant in the healthcare industry. He has been  a member of the national Department of Health Pricing Committee appointed by the Minister of Health since 2005 and is chairman of that committee’s Pharmaeconomics Task Team.
Prof Valodia was one of three finalists for the 2015 Board of Healthcare Funders Titanium Lifetime Achievers Award which recognises excellence and significant contributions to the healthcare industry in Southern Africa.

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