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Vuthlarhi Shirindza, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Vuthlarhi Shirindza is a fourth year medical student at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 2020, Vuthlarhi completed her Honours Degree in Biomedical Sciences majoring in Medical Biochemistry (Cum Laude). Vuthlarhi is the student representative of the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa and the Deputy Chairperson of UCT’s Rural Support Network. Vuthlarhi is the co-founder of RaAzi, a company that uses drone technology to deliver chronic medication in rural and peri-urban South Africa. Vuthlarhi is the TEDxUCT Lead Organizer (Curator/ Chairperson) and the author of the children’s book “My Name Is Ripfumelo.”