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Farah Jawitz

South Africa-at-Large, 2018

Farah Jawitz
  • Current Place of Residence: Cape Town

  • University: University of Cape Town

  • Current/Recent Course: MBChB (Majors: Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry)

A medical doctor, artist and activist, Farah is passionate about improving the lives of patients and healthcare workers through innovation and human-centred design. Farah is currently serving as the chairperson of the Western Cape branch of the Junior Doctors Association of South Africa, and leads various campaigns affecting junior doctors. She co-led the Safe Working Hours campaign which reviewed the impact of fatigue on medical error and led to a reduction in the maximum continuous shift for junior doctors in South Africa. She is an avid painter, vocalist and clarinetist. Farah aims to pursue an MSc in international and tropical medicine and MBA at Oxford.