Dr Kendrah Da Silva
Dr Kendrah Da Silva is currently serving her third term as the president of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA), the largest national chiropractic association on the African continent.
She became involved with the Association shortly after graduation, and has been involved with CASA in some capacity for over a quarter of a century, including as a CASA council member since 2000.
During her tenure with the association, she developed expertise in South African health coding systems and was a contributor to the WFC’s submission to the global consultation on ICD-11.
As an experienced leader, she represents a region that is no stranger to health care challenges, with many countries seriously under-served and a shortage of chiropractors to meet the need for spine care and disability prevention.
She has represented the association internationally and nationally on many forums, currently involved in the NHI implementation and the national vaccine rollout. She was instrumental in the presentation to the Health Market Inquiry, to highlight barriers of entry to healthcare in SA. She is also in private practice in Midrand, South Africa.
Currently she serves on the Public Health Committee of the WFC, and was elected onto the WFC council for the African region in 2019, and as the vice-president of WFC in 2021.
She has presented on various platforms including at the WFC congress, national congress, ACF congress, Health Inquiry commission and WCCS to name a few!
Kendrah is a part-time lecturer on the chiropractic program at the university of Johannesburg, where she teaches clinical chiropractic to the fifth year students. She has been a leading voice in successive World Spine Days, inspiring activities to highlight the importance of spine health and disability prevention.