MEC Masike to bid farewell to 126 medical bursary recipients

North West Health MEC, Dr. Magome Masike will bid farewell to 126 young people awarded bursaries to study medicine in Cuba. The South Africa-Cuba Medical Programme was introduced in 1998 to address shortage of medical professionals in health facilities.

The candidates were selected on the basis of academic excellence and commitment to serve the poorest communities upon completion of their studies. Other criteria included a history of active involvement in their communities, and the potential to be a dedicated and caring doctor. Priority was given to students from disadvantaged communities.

The North West province increased Cuban medical bursary recipients from 10 in 2008 to 180 in 2013.

Details of the farewell function:

Venue : Mmabatho Convention Center
Date    : 13 September 2014
Time   : 10h00
Members of the media are invited.

Tebogo Lekgethwane
Cell: 082 929 9958
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