The Hospital Association of South Africa learned with shock of the passing of the National Department of Health spokesman, Joe Maila.
We are deeply saddened by this news and think at this tragic time of his family – we pray they receive the comfort they must so desperately need, and that they find the strength to pull through this very sad time.
Joe was a consummate professional: insightful, reliable, accommodating, and loyal to his colleagues, his department, his family, and the people of South Africa. Everyone in healthcare and beyond who worked and socialised with him will miss him terribly. He is a tremendous loss to his country.