Tutu's Children

Dr Farai Shonhiwa: 'Too much to do'

The doctor helps poor women access affordable maternity services and understands the realities of African healthcare.
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 11:37
Dr Shonhiwa has experience of working in both Africa's public and private healthcare sectors [Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera]

Once an intern at the prime minister's office in Zimbabwe, Dr Farai Shonhiwa is a medical doctor with a Master's in business from Harvard.

"There is too much that needs to be done, there is no time for hesitation."

- Dr Farai Shonhiwa, medical doctor

Originally from Zimbabwe, now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she has helped women in poor communities access affordable maternity services.

She knows the realities of African healthcare delivery, in both the public and the private sectors.

Leadership is not for the squeamish but Dr Shonhiwa ends up a patient herself by episode three in the series.

Tutu's Children can be seen from Thursday, January 10, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100; Thursday: 0600.

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