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Maureen Bilinga Tendwa

Researcher, Rhodes University

Dr Maureen Bilinga Tendwa is a researcher at Rhodes University, a senior scientific researcher at the Global Health Catalyst and an expert evaluator of Complementary Medicine with the South African Health Product Regulatory Authority. She also serves as a moderator at the University of Johannesburg's Department of Medicine and practices Clinical Phytomedicine. Dr Tendwa focuses on addressing health disparities and promoting sustainable health systems in Africa. She holds a PhD in Bioinformatics with a specialization in Pharmacogenomics in Oncology from Rhodes University, an MSc in Medical BioSciences, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Globalization and Health from the University of Western Cape. Additionally, she has extensive experience as a researcher with the Human Heredity and Health in Africa consortium and is a mediator and arbitrator in medical negligence cases. Dr Tendwa has numerous publications on Afrocentric oncology studies in reputable journals.


  • –present
    Researcher, Rhodes University