Dorcas Gwata is Zimbabwean Public Health Specialist, blogger and social affairs analyst. I have worked and traveled across Africa, Asia and North America. I am active member of many Diaspora Global Health platforms. My blog critiques on health, culture, travel and current affairs. I studied Public Health and Gender Violence at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and have a specialist interest in gang culture, mental health and HIV. I was awarded RCN Nursing Standard Mental Health Nurse 2015 for my clinical work in Mental Health and Gangs.
In 2013 I was awarded Vodafone World of Difference award i and worked as an Mental Health Advisor for AFRUCA Charity, providing consultation to African communities affected by FGM, Human trafficking, witchcraft brandishing and child abuse. I regularly volunteer for AFRUCA charity and am also a trustee for Zimbabwe Health Training Support Charity.
I am a African Affairs News Analyst and have appeared on BBC Africa, ITV, BBC London Radio and Press TV. When not running grassroots programs, I am likely to be found tucked into a book, viewing art, scanning African fabrics,cooking African food, on adventure travels around the world, in yoga,or, volunteering for charities, capoeira or watching wildlife documentaries. I am a Bantu woman and am well versed on many Bantu cultures and languages.