Epitomising hope: From poverty to world-class healer

Chris Bateman


Her shy, humble demeanour belies the passion and tenacity it took just to keep studying, sitting by the light of a small paraffin lamp late into many nights in her tiny Eastern Cape shack – all so she could achieve the matric marks she knew would one day help her become a doctor.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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poverty; training; Discovery Foundation fellowship

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(8):501-502. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7164

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Date submitted: 2013-06-14
Date published: 2013-07-04

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