Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2014
Umthombo Youth
    This description of Andrew John Ross's work was prepared when Andrew John Ross was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
    Andrew is addressing the shortage and low retention rate of health personnel in rural South Africa through an education program that recruits, trains and mentors youth from rural areas in various health professions and then employs them back in the rural communities.
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