Prof. Heike Geduld
Emergency Physician, stellenbosch university
MBChB, DipPEC(SA), MMed, FCEM(SA), FIFEM
Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Prof Heike Geduld is Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town. Prior to this appointment she was the Head of Education and Training for Emergency Medicine in Western Cape EMS and the joint Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University. She is immediate past-President of the College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa and a founding member and Past President of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM). Heike has a passion for health professions education and has taught in Tanzania; Namibia, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar and Egypt amongst others. Heike has consulted on emergency care systems and injury care for the World Health Organization and was one of the authors of the WHO/ICRC Basic Emergency Care Course. In 2016, she received the South African Medical Association (SAMA) Gender and Humanitarian award. In 2018, Heike was awarded the Fellowship of the Order of IFEM (The International Federation for Emergency Medicine) for her work in developing Emergency Medicine in Africa. In 2020, she was one of the founding members of the South African chapter of Women in Global Health and is currently the vice-president.