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Reantha Pillay

Election Year: 2021

Election Constituency: Southern Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar Alum

Rhodes Identifier: KwaZulu-Natal & Keble 2021

Reantha Pillay


Reantha is a medical doctor completing community service in rural Mpumalanga. She graduated with an MBChB cum laude from the University of Pretoria, achieving the LJ te Groen Medal for the best Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Reantha was a founding member of Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières at her university and nationally. She is a former South African representative for public speaking and debating and served as a provincial coach and national selector. She is an advocate for her patients and is committed to providing evidenced based care with dignity. Reantha is passionate about the upstream determinants of Child Health and the public health interventions that are necessary to address them. She intends to further her studies in public health at Oxford.