Tendai Mafuma is a candidate for the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law and a member of the class of 2022.
She is interested in improving access to health care services, reforming health systems, exploring the relationship between food systems and health outcomes, and advocating for mental health and access to medicines.
Before Georgetown, Mafuma clerked for Justice Madlanga at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She then joined SECTION27, a public health law organization based in South Africa, as a legal researcher. The position exposed her to health policy development and implementation and the creative use of law to realize the right to health care. In this role, Mafuma worked on mental health, sexual and reproductive health rights, access to medicines, and universal health coverage.
Mafuma holds an M.S. in biochemistry, as well as an LL.B. from Rhodes University in South Africa.