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Helene-Mari van der Westhuizen

MBChB, Dip HIV Management

DPhil Student

Helene-Mari grew up in South Africa and qualified as medical doctor at the University of Stellenbosch. She worked in the Eastern Cape, completing her internship in East London and then working at the Zithulele hospital. At Oxford she is doing a DPhil in Primary Health Care under the supervision of Chris Butler and Sarah Tonkin-Crine with funding from the Rhodes scholarship.

Helene-Mari is passionate about ending the Tuberculosis epidemic –which the leading cause of death in South Africa. Her research is looking at reducing Tuberculosis transmission in South Africa, combining health system strengthening, behaviour change strategies and creating safe healthcare environments.

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