Remmy Shawa, MPH

SASH Fellow 2016-2017



Remmy is pursuing his PhD in Public Health at University of Cape Town and Maastricht University in the Netherland. In addition to his studies, Remmy works as Research and Teaching Assistant in the Public Health and Human Rights Division at UCT. His research is an intersection between public health and human rights. Specifically, he is researching on the implications of the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress on Access to Medicines for Drug-Resistant TB in South Africa.  He hopes to gain skills in academic writing for scientific journals and to build academic networks through the SASH program.

Research Topic

“Operationalising the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress with respect to Access to Treatment for Drug-Resistant TB 

Remmy’s research aims at improving access to essential medicines for neglected diseases such as DR-TB. Remmy will first conduct a normative legal analysis and then employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to collect primary data.