Shakira Choonara was presented with this prestigious award at the Woman of Stature Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg, beating a shortlist of distinguished academics and other medical professionals.
Launched in April 2013, The Woman of Stature Awards aim to inspire and empower women from a variety of backgrounds and endeavours while also raising awareness and funds for charity.
“Woman of Stature’s mission is to empower, educate, upskill, connect and support women, and to offer a platform that helps raise funds for charity. As part of our mission, we host an annual gala dinner to honour those South African women who make a significant contribution to the economy and their respective communities.” Charlotte du Pleiss, WOS Director
Shakira Choonara is currently pursuing her PhD in public health and is passionate about improving health systems in low and middle income county settings. Her research, on the micro-practices of governance in health systems is being undertaken as part of the RESYST research consortium and Shakira has recently published a journal publication about leadership development in health systems.
Follow Shakira on Twitter: @ChoonaraShakira