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Hein Odendaal

Former Head of Department of Obstetrics at the University of Stellenbosch

A graduate of the University of Pretoria and the University of Stellenbosch, Odendaal returned to Stellenbosch in 1983 as Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a position he held for 20 years. He also served as visiting professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, and as coordinator of Obstetric Services in the Western CapeSouth Africa in 2003.

He has served as an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations at, inter alia, the University of Malawi and the University of Addis AbabaEthiopia. Prof Odendaal has contributed to 236 scientific publications, has delivered papers at more than 200 congresses around the world, and is the author of five medical books.