Ms Desiree Govender

Ms Govender is a physiotherapist. In her role as the Chief Physiotherapist at GJ Crookes Hospital in Scottburgh, KZN she oversees the day to day management of the physiotherapy department. She is a clinical supervisor in the decentralised training programme for physiotherapy undergraduate students. She has gained invaluable experience working with community outreach programmes at GJ Crookes Hospital and is an advocate for the concepts of Primary Health Care, Health Promotion and Universal Health Coverage. Her doctoral study aims to address the problems and needs of parenting adolescent mothers by establishing a healthcare Community of Practice model that will offer a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach towards their care.

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