CEO: Tereza Hough

Tereza Hough was appointed the CEO of NOFSA in 2003. She has 14 years’ experience as a Technologist in charge of the DXA lab at Tygerberg Hospital and also served for 14 years as Educational Officer and Editor of the NOFSA Newsletter at NOFSA. She has 15 years’ experience as Study-coordinator and DXA operator in various drug trials (including osteoporosis studies on alendronate, raloxifene, risedronate etc.)

Her qualifications include Diplomas in General Nursing, and Midwifery (Tygerberg Hospital) as well as a BA (Communication and Industrial Psychology), UNISA.

Membership / Registration

Registration with South African Nursing Council
Member, DENOSA
Member, SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA)
Member, ISCD (International Society for Clinical Densitometry).
Member, South African Institute for Fundraising
Full member of IOF-CNS (Committee for National Societies)
Member PHANGO (Patient Health Alliance for Non-Governmental Organisations)


EL, Bruce JC. Chapter 5 Endocrine and Metabolic disorders. Nursing Practice Textbook.2008; African Edition:131-186
Hough T. Calcium Supplementation and osteoporosis. Specialist Forum 2007; 7 (4) 46-48
Hough T. Osteoporosis. Specialist Forum 2009;9 (5) 38-41
Hough T. Nutrition, bone health and the milk issue. Specialist Forum 2009:9 (7) 27-30
Hough T. A-Z of Osteoporosis. Health 24 web-site 2014
Hough T. Make no bones about osteoporosis. The Waiting Room. Autumn 2011
Hough T. National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa guideline for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. Prof Nurs Today 2011;15 (5) 50-54
Various educational booklets.

Congress Presentations

Blaauw R, Albertse EC, Beneke T, et al. Risk factors for the development of osteoporosis. 26th SEMDSA Congress, Wilderness, March 12-16, 1990
Nortje H, Conradie M, Beneke T et al. Risk factors for steroid-induced osteoporosis. 16th Annual Congress of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Kansas City, USA, September 9-13, 1994
Hesseling PB, Hough T, Nel ED et al. Bone mineral density (BMD) in long-term survivors of childhood cancer. 9th Bone and Mineral Metabolism Congress, Drakensberg, April 1999
Hough T, Hesseling PB, Nel ED et al.Bone mineral density (BMD) in long-term survivors of childhood cancer. 43rd Academic Year Day, University of Stellenbosch, August 1999
Hough T. Bright ideas in communication. IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies, Miami, USA, December 11-14 2007
Hough T. Overview of Osteoporosis. NOFSA/IOF 5th Advanced training Course on Osteoporosis, Somerset-West. April 2011
Hough T. Role of the technologist and patient care. Importance of precision. NOFSA/IOF 5th Advanced training Course on Osteoporosis, Somerset-West. April 2011
Hough T. Understanding the BMD results and clinical management of the osteoporotic patient. NOFSA/IOF 5th Advanced training Course on Osteoporosis, Somerset-West. April 2012
Hough T. Feedback Awareness in SA: IOF Jordan, Rome, Seville, Milan 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Health 24 Web-site
Various talks to organizations/groups/old-age homes etc.
Tereza is assisted by Marinda Maré and Stella

Support: Marinda Maré

The NOFSA office is managed by Marinda Maré who is passionate about Osteoporosis. Marinda is very involved with fundraising and awareness too.





Support: Stella

Stella handles the financial aspects of NOFSA; as well as some of the fundraising. She enjoys a variety of pursuits and likes to keep busy.