Leanne obtained her medical degree at the University of Pretoria and graduated from the LSHTM in July 2012, returning to South Africa to take-up a position as Health Programmes Manager at the Keiskamma Trust. She devoted the best part of eighteen months to the training of community health care workers in rural areas of the Eastern Cape and moved to Cape Town in January 2014 to complete her community service. Leanne has a special interest in social justice and the development of equitable health care systems in low resource communities and is currently based at UCT’s Health Policy & Systems Division working on projects in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health. Outside of her research, Leanne serves as a medical volunteer in Africa and recently spent time in Malawi and Sierra Leone.
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