Ubuntu values lived out by rural award winner

Chris Bateman


A happy disposition , an accepting attitude, and an innovative community-orientated work ethic that enrolled thousands into being tested for HIV and hundreds benefitting from early treatment have garnered Nigerian Dr Kolawole Adigun South Africa’s Rural Doctor of the Year award.
Since arriving in South Africa in 2004 and being posted to Bethal Hospital in Mpumalanga Province, the specialist haematologist and blood transfusion expert has added family physician specialist training to his CV, but it’s his blueprint for community-orientated primary health care that has impressed his peers.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Community oriented primary health care, HIV/AIDS

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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(12):862.

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Date submitted: 2011-11-02
Date published: 2011-11-25

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