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Dr. Sashmi Moodley is a humanitarian. She is committed to the clinical care for children within the health sector of South Africa for over 17 years. She holds a master’s degree in Paediatrics as well as in Child Development and works as a paediatrician and sub-specialist in neurodevelopment at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and New Somerset Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Her role as a senior lecturer and examiner within the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at University of Cape Town has led to a growing interest in translational research. Her questions aim to include the voices of parents of children with developmental disabilities whilst understanding the intricacies between caregiver resilience and family quality of life, particularly in resource poor settings.

Dr. Moodley actively partners with organistions that drive advocacy for children with rare diseases and neurodevelopmental conditions. She has the honour of working with the secretarial board of the International Developmental Paediatrics Association and has led the co-ordination of the 5th IDPA Congress in Africa.