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Africa's Pride: Creating a Culture of Collaboration in South Africa

Tudhope, Lynne MD; Naude, Liezl BCur, MCur; Widgerow, Alan D. MBBCh, FCS(SA) Plast, MMed(Wits), FACS; Mulder, Magda DCur; Smart, Hiske BCur, MCur; Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, FRCPC(Med)(Derm), FAPWCA, MEd

doi: 10.1097/
Departments: World Union Reports

Lynne Tudhope, MD, is a vascular surgeon and head of the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot & Ulcer Clinic at Montana Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa. She is also the newly elected president of the South African Diabetic Foot Working Group; Sr Liezl Naude, BCur, MCur, is a wound care specialist, Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot & Ulcer Clinic, Montana Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa. She is also the owner of Eloquent, a wound management training company, and is President of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA); Alan D. Widgerow, MBBCh, FCS(SA) Plast, MMed(Wits), FACS, is a plastic surgeon at Linksfield Clinic, South Africa. He has a key interest in wound management and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal, Wound Healing Southern Africa; Magda Mulder, DCur, is the head of the nursing department at the University of the Freestate and directs the Wound Care Cerificate Course at the University of the Freestate, Bloemfontein, South Africa. She is also head of the educational committee of WHASA; Sr Hiske Smart, BCur, MCur, is a private nurse practitioner in Welkom, Freestate province, South Africa. She specializes in hyperbaric treatment with a keen interest in wound care, especially in regard to the mining community; and R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC(Med)(Derm), FAPWCA, MEd, is Professor, Public Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Director, Wound Healing Clinic, The New Women's College Hospital, Toronto, and Clinical Associate Editor, Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Ambler, PA

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