In a week of extraordinary achievements, Professor Salome Maswime, head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a distinguished alumna of the InterAcademy Partnership's (IAP) Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme, was honoured with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Clinician-Scientist Award at the 2023 NSTF-South 32 awards.
Dr. Maswime's recognition underscores the vital role of IAP's YPL programme in nurturing healthcare leaders dedicated to addressing global health challenges. As an advocate for women's health rights, her impactful research in obstetric surgery and stillbirths has garnered international acclaim.
The SAMRC Clinician-Scientist Award, presented at South Africa's foremost science awards ceremony, acknowledges her commitment to advancing global surgery research and promoting equitable healthcare, particularly for pregnant women in Africa.
Her leadership extends to UCT's Global Surgery academic programme, and she holds key roles in various healthcare organizations. Her recent professorial inauguration further solidifies her position as a trailblazer in healthcare.
The IAP congratulates Salome Maswime on her remarkable achievements, emphasizing the YPL programme's role in shaping healthcare leaders who contribute significantly to global health.