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Doctor Thulani Ngwenya has no plans to leave his job at Bethesda Hospital, near Ubombo in rural KwaZulu-Natal, for a post in a city.

Ngwenya grew up near the facility and he's determined to serve his community for as long as possible. 

As long as he's around, Ngwenya argues, patients can get healthcare in a language they understand. 

The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation, which offers financial support and mentorship, helps to produce health workers for the country's underserved far-flung areas.

Ngwenya is one of about 500 health science graduates that the non-profit organisation has helped since 1999.

Get to know this rural doctor better with our reporter, Dylan Bush.

Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism


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