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About us

The NAEP is a non-profit organization that aims to disseminate impartial information about asthma diagnosis and treatment to health professionals and the South African public. It is part of an international organization/drive which subscribes to management guidelines set out by GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma), SATS (South African Thoracic Society) and ALLSA (Allergy Society of Asthma). Its objectives are threefold:

  1. To raise awareness among patients, health professionals, and the public that asthma is a serious chronic disease
  2. To ensure that symptoms of asthma are recognized by patients, families, and the public, and that appropriate diagnosis is made by health professionals;
  3. To ensure effective control of asthma by encouraging a partnership among patients, physicians, and other health professionals, using appropriate, modern treatment and education programs.
we present to you

Our Exco Team

Dr Omolemo Kitchin

NAEP Chairperson

Pediatric Pulmonologist in Private Practice in Johannesburg...

Dr Charl Verwey

Vice Chairperson

Paediatric Pulmonologist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital...

Dr Shirani Naidoo

Past Chairperson

Senior Specialist Emergency and Ambulatory Pediatric at Red Cross Children’s...

Dr Visva Naidoo


Pediatric Pulmonologist at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Research and...

Prof Refiloe Masekela

Deputy Treasurer

Pediatric Pulmonologist at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, University of...

Richard van Zyl-Smit

Certificate Co-ordinator

Pediatric Pulmonologist at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, University of...

Dr Medeshni Annamalai

Newsletter & Social Media

Paediatric Pulmonologist at Stanger Regional Hospital with a Diploma in...

Dr Riaz Khan


Paediatric Pulmonologist in Private Practice at Parklane Hospital...

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