The graduates produced by this programme have a huge impact on the delivery of health care services to rural communities, mainly because they come from the area, and hence know the language and culture of the people - and thus they are better equipped to understand the problem and offer appropriate treatment. All graduates are involved in the promotion of the programme in various ways - some do motivational talks to the youth in the area, others provide mentoring support to existing students at University, other co-ordinate various activities such as Hospital Open Days and Holiday Work for the existing students.
We have 185 graduates, who each have a unique story of what they have overcome in order to become a healthcare professional and thus help their family and community. Some of these stories are listed here.
From the girl next door to Role Model
My name is Sanelisiwe Mthembu. I was born at Mosvold Hospital at Ingwavuma. I’m from a family of 7. I have 3 brothers, 2 sisters and my Mom. I have an... read more