Kwanele Asante

Lawyer & Bioethicist

African Organization for Research & Training in Cancer

South Africa

Kwanele Asante is the Former Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Cancer Prevention and Control in South Africa). She taught and was the Unit Head of the Health Law module at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Asante has received several awards for her African cancer equity activism, including the Harvard Global Health Catalyst – 2016 African Ambassador Award. She serves on the 2019 Global Advisory Committee of the NCD Alliance Geneva and is a member of the Lancet High-Quality Health Systems Commission People’s Voice Advisory Board, USA Asante has a B. A. Liberal Arts (Psychology-Sociology major) degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. And LLB and MSc Medicine: Bioethics and Health Law degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Kwanele Asante is the Former Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Cancer Prevention and Control in South Africa). She taught and was the Unit Head of the Health Law module at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Asante has received several awards for her African cancer equity activism, including the Harvard Global Health Catalyst – 2016 African Ambassador Award. She serves on the 2019 Global Advisory Committee of the NCD Alliance Geneva and is a member of the Lancet High-Quality Health Systems Commission People’s Voice Advisory Board, USA Asante has a B. A. Liberal Arts (Psychology-Sociology major) degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. And LLB and MSc Medicine: Bioethics and Health Law degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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