oa South African Health Review - Voice of a doctor : Will Mapham of Madwaleni, Mbashe district of the Eastern Cape : human resources

Volume 2005 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1025-1715



Extracted from text ... 134 V voice of Anso Thom Health Journalist, Health-e A A A A A Author Working in the third poorest district in South Africa and close to the poorest town has posed many challenges for Dr Will Mapham, but at the same time he describes it as an enriching and rewarding experience. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, Mapham found himself doing his community service in Madwaleni, the Mbashe district of the Eastern Cape, about 45 minutes drive along a "bumpy dirt road" from Elliotdale. "The area around the hospital is scattered with huts and subsistence farms. The ..

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