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Amy Booth

Election Year: 2021

Election Constituency: Southern Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: South Africa-at-Large & Green Templeton 2021

Amy Booth


Amy graduated summa cum laude with the gold medal for the top MBChB performance. She engages actively in research, having published several articles, winning multiple research awards, and was selected as a research intern at the World Health Organisation, Geneva. She served as President of the UCT Surgical Society for which she was awarded the UCT Vice-Chancellors Leadership Award, Kerry Capstick-Dale Leadership Award and the Klaus-Jurgen-Bathe Leadership Scholarship. She is passionate about outreach, founded, amongst other, the Health Aid for Refugee's Project and now serves as the youngest Trustee of her high school where she runs a scholarship programme for needy students. She hopes to ultimately engage in health system policy and public health activism in the hope of improving the health system of South Africa.