- A Limpopo doctor has opened the province's first urogynaecology unit
- Dr Dakalo Muavha grew up in a small village and he has since decided to give back to his community
- The unit is a combination of obstetrics and gynaecology
A Limpopo doctor has decided to give back to his community after having faced several struggles in his own life.
Dr Dakalo Muavha grew in the village of Nwaxinyamani in Makhado, and he is familiar with the struggles faced in small underdeveloped communities.
The inspiring physician was raised by a single mom who supported her family by selling tomatoes and doing odd jobs, the City Press reported.
Muavha was schooled in a mud building that had no libraries or science lab, in fact, the first time he touched a test tube was after matric when he enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Venda.
After only a year, Muavha registered to study medicine at Tukkies. The doctor revealed he had it tough in varsity and he even broke down in tears after failing one exam.
Muavha had only R200 in his pocket when he moved to Pretoria and he at first lived in a single room shack with a family friend.
After being awarded a bursary, Muavha moved onto campus and he had a room to himself for the first time ever.
He went on to qualify in 2012 and last month, the 35-year-old opened a practice at the Netcare Pholoso Hospital in Polokwane.
The unit is the province’s first and it is a combination of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported on another doctor who offers his services free of charge to disabled kids.
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