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Dr Tinashe Chandauka, a University of Cape Town alumnus who will be pursuing a DPhil in Surgical Sciences at Oxford University, has been named in the 200 Young South Africans 2016 list by the online newspaper Mail & Guardian.

Dr Tinashe Chandauka, who will be pursuing a DPhil in Surgical Sciences at Oxford University, has been named in the 200 Young South Africans 2016 list. © NDS
Dr Tinashe Chandauka, who will be pursuing a DPhil in Surgical Sciences at Oxford University, has been named in the 200 Young South Africans 2016 list.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of this annual list, which features notable South Africans under the age of 35 who have made a mark for themselves in categories ranging from civil society to the environment. The top young South Africans were unveiled at a gala event on 23 June 2016, in which Dr Chandauka was listed in the health category. 

Dr Chandauka, who is currently a second-year medical intern at Frere Hospital in East London, Eastern Cape in South Africa, has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship, and will travel to the UK later this year to begin his DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Under the supervision of Professor Peter McCulloch, his work will focus on surgical safety in theatre in sub-Saharan African, and the need for cultural adaptation of the World Health Organisation checklist and the teamwork training courses which have been widely used in Europe and the USA. He aims to gather and analyse vast amounts of data on surgical procedures in South Africa, Kenya and possibly Rwanda, to bring about improvements in surgery and its outcomes in developing countries.

Read more on the Mail & Guardian’s website.

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