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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The world needs you

DESPERATELY NEEDED: Dean of the Health and Wellness Faculty Prof Dhiro Gihwala told the graduating class their skills were desperately needed in the healthcare sector DESPERATELY NEEDED: Dean of the Health and Wellness Faculty Prof Dhiro Gihwala told the graduating class their skills were desperately needed in the healthcare sector

The first in a 900 strong class of Health and Wellness Faculty graduates are ready to enter the workforce. Amongst them are the first graduates in the new four year Emergency Medical Care Degree programme.

Dean of the Health and Wellness Faculty Prof Dhiro Gihwala told the graduating class that they are entering the industry as an international global healthcare crisis threatens to cripple the sector.

“There is a shortage of 4.2 million healthcare workers in the world and Africa is the worst hit,” he says.

“So I am glad to be at a university that heeds the call to produce these graduates. You are part of a class of 900 health care graduates who will help improve patient care and make a difference here and beyond.” 

In concluding his address Gihwala reminded the graduates that they would need ample discipline to have a successful career in the healthcare sector.

“Discipline is absolutely critical; a person’s life will rely on your attitude, state of mind and intuition.”

 

News of CPUT’s extraordinary alumni can be found in our Grad Mag 2016.

Written by Lauren Kansley

Tel: +27 21 953 8646
Email: kansleyl@cput.ac.za

Liaises with the media and writes press releases about interesting developments at CPUT.