Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng featured on The Citizen: Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng dedicates Global Excellence Award to human rights defenders

| January 5, 2024

Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, a medical practitioner, a human rights defender, and our 2018 New Voices Fellow was awarded the Global Excellence Award at the recent Health Excellence Awards.

“It means a lot to be recognised for the work and impact of the work that one does. For me, it has always been about meaningful work and making a tangible difference in people’s lives,” Dr. Tlaleng tells The Citizen on dedicating this award to human rights defenders and fellow healthcare workers.  “My colleagues here at home know what it takes to do this work, often, in spite of the conditions that hold us back and often feel like the system is working against our personal and professional well-being,” she further adds while explaining what makes this award even more special.

Calling on her colleagues  “to advocate humanity and dignity of patients in the health system and other social systems”, Dr. Tlaleng ultimately views the practice of medicine as a human rights tool.



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