Dr Shakira Choonara is among eight young leaders from across Africa appointed to the inaugural African Union (AU) Youth Advisory Council. Choonara, a research fellow in the Wits School of Public Health will fly the South African flag high as the only representative from the country to be appointed as a member of the council. […]
Eight young leaders, across the African continent will form part of the inaugural African Union Youth Advisory Council.
Eight young leaders, from across the African continent will form part of the inaugural African Union Youth Advisory Council. Among those selected during the prestigious appointments is South Africa’s very own Dr. Shakira Choonara.The 29-year-old Choonara will fly the South African flag high, being the only representative from the country where she has been appointed […]
The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) has made significant strides in reaching young people at universities and colleges in South Africa. A recent gathering was an historic moment in South African history. More than 2 000 young people gathered to discuss the dire HIV/AIDS situation in our country, and what’s more, they took […]
GRANADA, Spain — As more and more countries become aware of the dangers of noncommunicable diseases, governments, NGOs, and international organizations are searching for effective policies and interventions that can prevent the onset of disease — not just for individuals, but entire populations. And there’s increasing evidence to support policies targeting specific subpopulations as a strategy […]
Dr. Shakira Choonara is a One Young World Ambassador representing South Africa. She was appointed to the inaugural African Union Youth Council and named South Africa’s 2017 Woman of the Year in Health. The views expressed in this article reflect those of the author, not those of One Young World. Every 9th August in South Africa, we commemorate the 1956 […]
Content note: this post contains reference to sexual abuse and violence “I was raped and tortured repeatedly as a child. When I broke the silence, no one wanted to help me, not the judiciary and not the police. No one wanted to take my case, so I went to law school and today I am […]
As a young South African woman I have only one aspiration, and that is to bring healthcare to the poorest and most vulnerable people. In this country, every sphere of our society is divided along lines of class, particularly our social spaces including public transport, restaurants and shopping. In the spaces which are meant to […]