Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery alumnus Dr Amanda Zondo has opened a private healthcare practice, Fema Medica, in Hillcrest near Durban.
‘I decided to go into private practice because I realised that my heart is more into primary healthcare and I appreciate doing the basics right,’ said Zondo.
Zondo, who has a passion for assisting the community, offers a medical service at a baby wellness clinic in Ntshanga run by the 1000 Hills Community Helpers.
‘I also work three afternoons a week with substance abusers at Newlands Park Care Centre,’ she said. ‘I had no idea I’d get this far and it’s just a product of small battles won daily. I have amazing support from my friends and family and they’re all very excited about my achievements.’
Zondo has always had an interest in the sciences with Biology her favourite subject. ‘I decided to study Medicine because I wanted to connect with people and help in whatever way I can.’
She matriculated from St Benedict School in Pinetown and completed her studies at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in 2015.
‘I then went to do my internship in Pretoria at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital and my community service at Untunjambili Hospital near Kraanskop. I then took a Medical Officer (MO) post at King Edward Hospital because children stole my heart and I wanted to work more with them,’ she added.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini