Man Crush Monday (MCM): Dr. Jonathan Macauley

by Duke Magazine

Dr. Jonathan Macauley is a South African medical doctor and HIV clinician whose passion lies in healthcare administration. He is a General Practitioner who currently serves in a rural area in North West South Africa, where he helps facilitate the sub-districts decentralized multidrug-resistant tuberculosis(MDR-TB) program. While working in areas where people have very few resources, Macaulay takes pride in providing exceptional healthcare to all his patients.

Macauley was one of the recipients of the coveted Chevening scholarship, the United Kingdom’s international awards program aimed at developing global leaders, which he used to get his master’s degree in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Despite having studied at one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world, Macauley is .driven by the idea of social justice and helping people. Health inequities disproportionately affect the poor and the need to rectify this is something that drives his work. His ultimate dream is to ensure that people in the poorest rural areas enjoy uninterrupted access to quality health services.

Dr. Jonathan Macauley has been pivotal in combating coronavirus as a frontline worker who works across rural clinics in South Africa. The doctor is highly recognized for putting his health at risk (having sickle cell anemia) which makes him vulnerable to contracting Covid-19 with severe illness.

Through sustained policy action, Macaulay believes his vision of providing people with access to quality healthcare can be realized.
In recognition of his selflessness and bravery, the 32-year-old medical doctor was named among the 2020 100 Most Influential Young South Africans by Avance.

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