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Student Health Services Director at UKZN



Student Health Services Director at UKZN

Student Health Services Director at UKZN. Dr. Chauntelle Bagwandeen, a seasoned public health specialist within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), has assumed the pivotal role of Director of Student Health Services. With an illustrious 25-year career devoted to health and wellness, Dr. Bagwandeen brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to her new position.

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Background and Qualifications

A distinguished alumna of UKZN, Dr. Bagwandeen holds numerous qualifications obtained through the institution, including a medical degree and diplomas in Health Service Management, Occupational Health, and HIV/AIDS Management. Her academic journey culminated in a PhD in Public Health Medicine, solidifying her expertise in the field.

Professional Experience

Dr. Bagwandeen professional journey is marked by a diverse range of experiences, from serving as a Principal Specialist/lecturer in Public Health Medicine to managing roles within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Her leadership capabilities have been demonstrated through strategic policy development, implementation, and budgeting, as well as her adeptness in navigating complex healthcare systems.

Commitment to Education and Mentorship

Throughout her career, Dr. Bagwandeen has been deeply committed to education and mentorship. As a lecturer, she played a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum for medical students, showcasing her dedication to developing well-rounded healthcare professionals. Her involvement in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching underscores her commitment to nurturing the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Vision for Student Health Services

In her new role as Director of Student Health Services, Dr. Bagwandeen’s mission is clear: to enhance service delivery, maximize resources, and prioritize the health and wellness of the university community. With her extensive knowledge, leadership experience, and unwavering commitment to excellence, she is poised to make a lasting impact on Student Health Services at UKZN.


Dr. Chauntelle Bagwandeen’s appointment as Director of Student Health Services heralds a new era of excellence and innovation in healthcare provision at UKZN. With her visionary leadership and dedication to the well-being of the university community, Dr. Bagwandeen is poised to lead Student Health Services to new heights. We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Bagwandeen and look forward to a future of thriving health and wellness under her guidance.

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