Parliamentarian & Chairperson Portfolio Committee Health: Mary-Ann Lindelwa Dunjwa
This week we are joined by Mary-Ann Lindelwa Dunjwa – Parliamentarian and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee for Health. We consider some of the work the Department of Health has undertaken to reduce the maternal mortality rate through specific programmes. One example being “MomConnect”, the m-health initiative available to pregnant women throughout South Africa via their mobile phones. We emphasise the need for women to know their rights, empower themselves through education and to be assertive. Collectively these skills and characteristics help unravel traditional gender stereotypes that negatively impact on women’s efforts to succeed in their respective career paths. Tune in for more….