The CEO of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), Jacqui Stewart, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders by the World Health & Wellness Congress for 2019 scheduled for 14th February in Mumbai, India.

The World Health & Wellness Congress is a not-for-profit body that organises the annual meeting with the objectives of learning and development, networking and recognising leaders who have contributed value to the profession or their organisation and who, through a positive impact, have made a difference.

The Congress attracts leaders from the continents of Asia, the USA, Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an alliance of six countries in the Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


The organisers have informed Ms Stewart as follows:

“Our approach is towards thought leadership and along with thought leaders international we would like to confer on you the “100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders – Global Listing”

 “The award reflects your professional achievement and our belief that you are a thought leader in healthcare industry and a valuable contributor.

 “To reach to this conclusion we have approached your peers who have recommended your name. This recommendation has been vetted by the advisory board of World Health & Wellness Congress.”

 The Health and Wellness Conference takes place on 14th and 15th Feb 2019 at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai, an iconic venue overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Responding Ms Stewart said, “I am deeply honoured and very humbled. Thank you very much to you and the advisory board for this great honour.”

Says Chair of the COHSASA Board, Ms Sharon Slabbert, “The COHSASA board congratulates Jacqui on another great achievement which is testament to her dedication to quality assurance internationally, but, particularly in Africa.”

Unable to accept the award in person in Mumbai since the dates clashed with COHSASA’s Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting, Ms Stewart has asked that Mumbai resident, Mr Anisur Rehman Jagrala, accept on her behalf.