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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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FAVARA, D M  and  MENDELSOHN, S C. The Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) of the University of Cape Town: a review of the past 69 years. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp. 400-402. ISSN 0256-9574.

The Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) is a student-run non-profit community development organisation based at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 2012 SHAWCO celebrates its 69th anniversary, making it the oldest active student-run free clinic in South Africa. Over the past 7 decades, SHAWCO has become an integral part of UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences. This article reviews its history, current activities, and plans for the future.

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