About Prof Rashid Bhikha

Prof Rashid Bhikha (1945-2023), BSc (Pharm) PhD (UWC) qualified as a pharmacist in the late sixties. In 1997, after extensive research into Tibb medicine, he founded the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb to promote the training and practice of Tibb in South Africa. In 2004, he completed his PhD in Education at the University of the Western Cape where he established the training of Unani-Tibb. In addition to the many papers he has presented locally and internationally he has also authored numerous books. Prof Bhikha's dedication towards social upliftment earned him the Inyathelo Lifetime Philanthropy Award in 2009.
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