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Dr. Kavita Makan – Rheumatologist and clinical head of the Covid-19 Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, in our series on women in medicine, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr Kavita Makan who is a Rheumatologist and specialist physician at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. She is also the clinical head of the Medical Covid-19 Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and current president of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association. We highlight the fact that women are more susceptible to autoimmune disorders within the spectrum of rheumatic diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. We discuss women in leadership and some of the strategies employed to uplift the morale of healthcare practitioners working on the frontline in the face of Covid-19 breakouts. Dr Makan urges people to live their best life as we only have one.  Tune in for more…

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