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Tlaleng Mofokeng

Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, United Nations

South Africa ยท Class of 2018

Dr. Tlaleng is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. She is a regular guest on various radio programs, publishes a column in the Sunday Times, writes op-eds in the Daily Maverick and other publications, and has presented on Al Jazeera amongst other media appearances. Dr. Tlaleng is also a member of the boards of Safe Abortion Action Fund, Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing, Accountability International and an advocate for safe and legal abortion access, comprehensive sexuality education, sex work decriminalization, rights based approach to public health, and reproductive justice. Dr. Tlaleng published her first book in 2019, Dr. T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure. Dr. Tlaleng currently co-chairs the O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health with New Voices Senior Fellow Dr. Ngozi Erondu.