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Swedish university to honour Wits prof

- By Wits University

Professor Sharon Fonn will receive an honorary doctorate from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg later this year.

Fonn is a Professor of Public Health at Wits. She initiated and co-directs the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa, which is building the next generation of African researchers and research-supportive environments at African universities across Southern Africa and affords faculty members from Sahlgrenska Academy a prominent role. She is internationally recognised for her research on the public healthcare system, specialising in women’s health, integrated care and high burden diseases.

According to the Swedish institution, honorary doctorates are awarded to those who have played a key role in research or education at Sahlgrenska Academy or who have otherwise promoted progress in the fields that it addresses. The honorary doctorate will be conferred at a ceremony on 16 October 2015.