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.