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Gift of the Givers Dr Imtiaz Sooliman was named the 2022 Dr Humphrey Zokufa Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for continued humanitarian work.


Cape Town, South Africa (24 May 2022) – Dr Imtiaz Sooliman was honoured at the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) annual conference this week; he was awarded a Lifetime Achiever Award for exceptional contributions to the healthcare system.

The BHF hosted its 7th annual Titanium Awards Recognising Excellence in Healthcare. Dr Imtiaz Sooliman was awarded the Dr Humphrey Zokufa Lifetime Achievement Award for work done by Gift of the Givers.

The awards acknowledge individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in public and private healthcare sectors who have made a real difference by creating access to affordable quality health services, drive patient centricity and sustainable healthcare.

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman was born in Potchefstroom, in the North West. He started his schooling in Potchefstroom but moved to Sastri College in Durban in 1978. He qualified as a medical doctor at the then University of Natal Medical School in 1984.

Sooliman gave up his career as a medical doctor to pursue the field of humanitarian aid, which for him transcends the boundaries of race, religion, culture, class and geography. Alongside his studies and his medical work and throughout his life, Sooliman has been involved in several associations, religious organisations and school-governing bodies progressively as a student, medical doctor and an active member of civil society.

In 1992, he founded the Gift of the Givers Foundation and has since then delivered more than R3 billion in a 30-year period to 45 countries, including South Africa. The organisation is impartial and apolitical and aims to serve with compassion, kindness and mercy.

“As the BHF, the honour is ours to present this richly deserved accolade to Dr Sooliman. He is an embodiment of ubuntu and has consistently offered a lifeline to many communities in need. Through his work with the Gift of the Givers Foundation, the world is indeed a better place.” –  Katlego Mothudi, BHF Managing Director

The award came with a generous donation for Gift of the Givers.

Sources: News24BHF 
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