Ncedo Ludada

Nestled in the town of Mthatha, Ncedo Ludada, found his calling in helping to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities.

In 2016, Orthotist & Prosthetist Ludada, recognised that the cost of prosthetics often prevented those in disadvantaged communities from accessing this care. This prompted him to found his life-changing initiative - the Ludada and Associates Orthopaedic Services. 

"It’s given me a deep sense of meaning and purpose... as I've realised we give hope. Hope that life is waiting to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. Hope for the marginalised, enabling them to live a dignified life. We are helping to build a nation,” says Ludada.

Ludada is also known to always go the extra mile for his patients, even driving them to appointments if they're having commuting issues. Here is a man who is truly living up to the meaning of his Xhosa name, Ncedo, which translates to Help.

The registered NPO Ncedo Ludada is nominating is:
"Ikwezi lokusa rehabilitation and Development" .

Thank you for nominating the pharmacists and healthcare professionals in your communities making a real difference and impact. We were honoured to feature and share 12 of these nominees incredible stories.

Nominations and votes are now closed. Winners will be announced on 6 July 2020 right here on Sponsors of Brave.

These winners will walk away with an all-expenses-paid trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice, as well as the opportunity to pay-it-forward by donating R25 000 to a registered NPO charity of their choice.