Centenary of the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) of the University of Cape Town: A review of the past 69 years
The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) is a student-run non-profit community development organisation based at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 2012, SHAWCO celebrates its 69th anniversary, making it the oldest active student-run free clinic in South Africa. Over the past 7 decades, SHAWCO has become an integral part of the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences. This article reviews its history, current activities, and plans for the future.
David Mordechai Favara, East London Hospital Complex, Walter Sisulu University
Simon Carl Mendelsohn, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Social responsibility; student-run; free clinics
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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(6):400-402.
Date submitted: 2011-11-25
Date published: 2012-03-02
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