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Taseer Din

Kenya & University of Cape Town, 2019

Taseer Feroze Din is a Kenyan Medical Doctor by profession. Ever curious, he sought something abstract from what was obvious to the eye, a discipline that gave clues to the secrets of life and one that humbled you to the laws not of man, but the sublime laws of the universe - the practice of Medicine. Having studied his Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) at the University of Nairobi, where he served as Faculty of Medicine Representative for over 1500 students, he turned his attention to achieve within an exceptionally diverse speciality. He arrives at the University of Cape Town having set his heart on becoming a proficient Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon - to ultimately be an asset to a society that deserves cure locally available and to potentially set up units that serve in a capacity that is desperately needed. As a Medical Doctor within Africa, economic challenges have honed within him innovation and versatility - a crucial set of skills that can provide solutions to resource-constrained health systems in the midst of unending disease burdens. Driven by the philosophy of the meaning of this fragile life, and deriving solitude from sunsets on a casual hike, his motivation remains as robust as it was when he laid footsteps on this career path almost 10 years ago.


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