International accolade for Namibia’s Dr EsperanceWell-known local medical doctor, Esperance Luvindao, has been listed in 8th edition of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 List.
This follow’s after Dr Luvindao was recently awarded the Queen’s Point of Light Award.
A precursor to the announcement of the list was the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Summit in Botswana, attended by the likes of Patrice Motsepe and the president of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi and others.
Taking to her social media after the announcement, Luvindao was emotional and struggled to express what the award meant to her and her team. “I don't think anything can adequately describe this moment! I am overwhelmed and am still taking it all in. I'm pinching myself every second! Is this even real? After all the long days, sleepless nights and moments of self-doubt thinking that this work was only impacting a few and not nearly enough people. When I got the call, I shed tears. So, the work we do daily to make sure one or two people get access to better healthcare, makes a difference.”
Luvindao is well known for all things that have to do with health. Her initiative, One Step At A Time, focuses on free medical advice, mass health education, mass sexual and reproductive health education systems, and others to ensure quality healthcare.
When asked about her plans for Healthcare in Africa, Luvindao said that this is just the beginning!
Dr Esperance Luvindao is a medical doctor from the University of Namibia, with an MBA in Healthcare Management, a health advocate, speaker and public speaking coach and poet.