Post Graduate Medical Training





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Botswana

Location: Gaborone

Total Budget: $49,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

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The objective of this project is to train a general surgeon, as Botswana has only four public sector surgeons while there is need for some 50 to adequately cover the need.

Our club has identified a student who is currently studying at Wits University Medical School.

This grant will allow Weludo Ngwisanyi to continue her medical studies for a post-graduate degree in General Surgery.

Currently, Weludo is self-funding but now needs assistance. She is halfway through the five-year course.

Upon completion of her degree, Weludo will return to Botswana to continue her career as a surgeon which there is a shortage of citizen medical practitioners.

Weludo was selected by the Government of Botswana to undertake her primary medical degree at the University of West Indies, where she obtained a Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS). Following her graduation in 2014, Weludo returned to Botswana and worked as a Medical Doctor at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital. She then joined Boitekanelo Emergency Medical Services as a clinical director and Gaborone Private Hospital Emergency department as a sessional doctor.

She has volunteered her medical expertise at village wellness days, orphanages, and HIV testing campaigns.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9400

Rotary Club of: Gaborone

Primary Contact: William McLellan

Email: rtn.bill@gmail.com

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Project Status

Need $48,000
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #19914.

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Gaborone (9400)





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