Mohamed Hoosen Suleman is an undergraduate medical student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine.
He is an inspiring medical student whose research is rewarded by the World Health Organization. Suleman aims to use his research findings to contribute to a South Africa where each person adopts a spirit of Ubuntu and togetherness.
Suleman is involved in social welfare-oriented academic research in hair loss and HIV susceptibility in women of African ethnicity.
Radio stations regularly invited Suleman to speak about Covid-19 and its emerging variants during the pandemic.
He was only one of three medical students selected globally for the prestigious Changemaker Scholarship to attend the Pre-World Health Assembly and World Health Assembly held at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He formed part of the official youth delegation to the WHO in May 2022.
Suleman also volunteers for the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC), a nonprofit organization that supports the wellbeing of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening disorders.
“Your perseverance moulds you to become resilient even in times of great hardship, trials and tribulations.”