UKZN Lecturer Awarded SAFRI Fellowship

Lecturer, Ms Keshena Naidoo has been awarded the Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) scholarship for a Health Professions educator to support an innovative project at their institution.

This is a two-year fellowship programme for health professions faculty who have the potential to improve medical education at their schools.

Naidoo’s project is an interprofessional education model for geriatric care training of medical and nursing undergraduate students. It is supervised by Professor Jacky van Wyk.

The institute offers approximately 16 fellowships each year that are designed to teach education methods, scholarship, and leadership skills, and to develop an active, supportive professional network among educators.

‘I have been involved in teaching at UKZN since 2003, and have a vision for interprofessional education among health professions students,’ said Naidoo. She added that the SAFRI fellowship is also a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded professionals on the continent.