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Meet Dr Ngcobo: From teenage mother to a trailblazing S/African medical doctor

Dr Thandeka Ngcobo is South African born Medical Doctor, Entrepreneur and Public Speaker.

She hails from a small village called Hlutankungu in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal. She and her seven siblings were raised by a single mother and later became a teenage mother herself, Dr Ngcobo has succeeded against all odds.

Instead of being defeated by a teenage pregnancy, she matriculated as one of the top 10 students in the region and went to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)  from the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN), becoming the second graduate in her Tamily.

My late mother is my heroine. She could have told me to stay home and raise my daughter, but instead she gave me the chance to thrive. And thrive I did, she said.

Dr Thandeka Ngcobo is currently a Medical Officer, with a focus on Family Medicine as she believes that proper primary health care services is a vital tool to fight the burden of diseases and illnesses in the health sector.

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