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There are many ways to make a difference in people’s lives. Some people do that through medicine. Others through technology. And even others through public health. For our speaker this week, he started as a clinician and has transitioned to a public health specialist. Global surgery requires an army - people from every discipline to come together t…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Julia Wells, who is Associate Professor Emeritus and Head of the Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit at Rhodes University. Given that we are in heritage month, we reflect on the past and poignant moments for women in South Africa’s history, highlightin…
 
Delivering care in rural areas is one of the hardest challenges of global surgery. Access to necessary medications is difficult and limited, but access to surgery is even harder, forcing many to travel hours on muddy roads through public transport to seek care. Even still, these are the lucky ones. Many never even make it out. Today about 15% of pe…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Nadine Lake, the Director of Gender Studies in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State. We discuss feminism as a theory that challenges normative patriarchal and capitalist societies to reconsider the way that people t…
 
Laparoscopy is a major breakthrough in surgery. By using gas to inflate the abdomen, surgeons are able to drastically increase their visibility and thus can work through very small incisions to do major abdominal surgeries. The benefits are numerous including smaller scars, quicker recovery, and shorter time to return to work (which decreases lost …
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Gillian Drennan, Head of School of Geoscience at WITS University. She is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) and the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) and also serves as Chairperson for the Museum Consultat…
 
Imagine you are sitting in a medical tent in a combat zone. You are the military surgeon and a solder is brought to you with injuries from a bomb blast that you have no idea how to treat. This wasn’t in your training. You have no idea what to do. How do you save this soldier’s limb - or even more importantly - this soldier’s life? Now imagine you a…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Lenore Manderson, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand; she also holds appointments with Brown University, US, and Monash University, Australia. Prof.…
 
You are sitting at your desk with a paper and pencil. You draw a rectangle on the paper and start looking at it from different angles. It represents the layout of an operating room. You draw a larger box around the inner one. This represents the whole perioperative area. What do you put inside these boxes? How many water stations do you need? Hand …
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities - Hlengiwe Mkhize. Who previously served as Minister of Higher Education and Training; Minister of Home Affairs; Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services; De…
 
As a country, creating a national long-term strategy to address barriers in your health system is a daunting task. Where do you start? What do you do if you fail? And how to you ensure long-term longevity. It is your responsibility to bring together key stake holders with different backgrounds including: health economics, surgery, business, advocac…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the High Commissioner of New Zealand to South Africa – Sarah Lee. High Commissioner Lee shares some of the landmarks in her career and work being undertaken in the 12 African countries that fall into her current portfolio; and she emphasises the value of team…
 
In many regions of the world, clean water, electricity, medical facilities, and medical personnel are limited or nonexistent. Healthcare infrastructure is lacking and access to needed supplies can be highly variable. But what if you could have a state-of-the-art hospital and a whole crew of medical professionals delivered directly to the areas that…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to High Court Judge Segopotje Sheila Mphahlele – from the Mpumalanga division of the High Court. We reflect on strategies that reduce gender bias in recruitment processes, such as the inclusion of women on selection panels. Judge Mphahlele reflects on former Int…
 
250 degrees Fahrenheit. 121 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature at which surgical equipment is sterilized. Pressured steam envelops each and every instrument cleansing them of impurities and killing microbes. This whole process is vital to the practice of safe surgery and is done in the confines of an autoclave. In order to create these temper…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to High Court Judge Thoba Poyo-Dlwati – from the KwaZulu Natal division of the High Court. Judge Poyo-Dlwati shares key landmarks in her career and her involvement with various legal associations that aim to increase the representation of women and their advance…
 
Every day 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes - that is over 330,000 per year. That is 830 mothers. 830 sisters. 830 wives. Lives lost, and families shattered. Sometimes these deaths come as a result of surgical complications, other times due to unsanitary conditions or infection, and still more due to severe bleeding that cou…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to permanent High Court Judge Tebogo Djaje – from the North West division of the High Court. Judge Djaje shares her journey to the judiciary and rising through the ranks to the bench. She relays some of her experiences presiding over sexual offences, highlightin…
 
Hundreds of millions of shipping containers are transported around the world annually. Some of them are filled with cars, toys, or cosmetics. Others are filled with perishable food items or electronics. As the world shut down in the wake of COVID-19, we all saw what happens when supply chains are disrupted. Supermarket shelves full of toilet paper …
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to High Court Judge - Mokgere Masipa of the KwaZulu Natal division of the High Court. We discuss some of her motivations for entering the legal profession, which included witnessing first-hand injustices of the maintenance courts as a child. We address some of t…
 
Diversity is the key to innovation and new solutions. Global surgery is a field that needs people from any and all backgrounds to tackle this issue. So how did a PhD researcher in immunology at Yale become a major force for good in global surgery? What does role does value-based healthcare have when working in low-resource settings where healthcare…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to High Court Judge - Anna Maleshane Kgoele of the Mpumalanga division of the High Court, who formerly served as president of the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges. She shares some career milestones and reflects on a few memo…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Tess van der Merwe who is a Professor and Researcher in the Department of Endocrinology, University of Pretoria; CEO of the 11 Centres for Metabolic Medicine and Surgery of South Africa CEMMS(SA). She is the Africa consultant for the International A…
 
Approximately half of the world is female… yet they are often invisible. In fact, only 12% of neurosurgery residents in the United States are female. Although, great strides have been made for women’s rights we still have a long way to go – particularly in global surgery where the conversation is largely absent. A conversation, that our guest today…
 
110 million people. This is twice the number of the entire population of the United Kingdom, 10 times the population of Greece, and more than 1,000 times the population of Tonga – and that is just one state in India. Welcome to Bihar and the amazing team at CARE India that works here. Join us as we investigate health systems strengthening through t…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Jeannette Parkes, who heads up the Department of Radiation Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. She highlights some of the dynamics of the multidisciplinary network that is applied to oncology treatments and some of th…
 
Being able to make a difference in global surgery as a trainee can seem difficult. Even unachievable. “What skills do I have to offer?” “Do I have a voice in global surgery – and if so, how can I make it heard?” These questions can be hard to answer but that didn’t stop our two guests on this episode. If you are a global surgery trainee, you will d…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Lizle Oosthuizen, who is a registered specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practising at Cape Fertility in Claremont Cape Town as a fellow in Reproductive Medicine. Given that June is World Infertility Awareness month our conversation highlights some…
 
Practicing surgery is difficult in normal conditions. Even more challenging in resource-constrained situations. But what about when you are actively being targeted by your own government? You have several aliases and multiple SIM cards, but your not a spy, you are just trying to provide medical care to those in your war-torn city. Filling tires wit…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to award winning singer and songwriter Riana Nel. She shares some of the lessons learned along her almost two decade career in the entertainment industry, extending from traditional operations through to being a coach on the talent reality TV show The Voice and …
 
“Sent.” “Delivered.” 65 billion messages are sent on WhatsApp every day. That is 29 million messages every minute. Perhaps one of the most used social media platforms around the world, Gerald Mwapasa and his team at SURGAfrica are using WhatsApp to create a network of surgical advice across Southern Malawi. They are using the app to connect non-phy…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Brigadier-General Winnie Ntombizodwa Zini-Bobelo. Brigadier-General Bobelo shares a few of the landmarks in her career with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Some of these milestones have exerted a positive impact on the lives of women: such a…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice surgery during a mass-casualty event such as the Boston Marathon bombings? Or what about in a combat area? Join us as we talk about Kurdish controlled Iraq, medical education, disaster management, and even workforce management in some of the most well-known organizations in the world includin…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to award winning actress Katlego Danke. We reflect on some of the memorable characters she has portrayed in productions, as well as her choices to tell the stories of strong black women and in doing so demonstrate what women can do for themselves and what women …
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and member of parliament Ms Faith Muthambi, who previously served as Minister of Communications, and Minister of Public Service and Administration. We discuss…
 
Channel Africa — Due to South Africa’s nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this week we will be running a re-broadcast of our previous show with the former Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, who is currently serving as South Africa’s Minister of Social Develoment. This week we are joined by Lindiwe Zulu, …
 
Channel Africa — Due to South Africa’s nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this week we will be running a re-broadcast of our previous show with the former Chairperson of the African Union Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is currently serving as South Africa’s Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. We spok…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Amy Niang, from the School of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Niang is a political scientist with an interest in the history of state formation and related ideas of sovereignty, statehood, community and orde…
 
Channel Africa — This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Pan African Parliament member and Member of Parliament of Uganda, Jacqueline Amongin. Her portfolio with the Pan African Parliament Committee encompasses agriculture and the youth caucus and as a member of the Parliament in Uganda she focusses on Public Accou…
 
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