Nicole Mbarga

Assistant Medical Coordinator chez Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse
MSc Public Health 2015


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"Gender inequality in the field of Science, Medicine and Global Health is real. Let’s press for progress by encouraging more women to join these fields and by supporting those struggling to climb the career ladder. #HeForHer #SheForHer"

Nicole is a Medical Doctor, a public health analyst and a young researcher. Since graduating from GCU London, she worked as a Reviewer during 10 months for an American research start-up, SporeData Inc. She joined the Health and Human Development Network (2HDN) where she mentors final year medical students conducting research thesis.

Nicole has been the Vice-President of the University of Buea Medical School Alumni Association (UBMSAA), an association which fosters academic and professional development of medical graduates of the University of Buea in Cameroon.

In 2016, Nicole became part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) of President Obama, in recognition of her outstanding leadership capabilities. She studied Public Management at the Regional Leadership Centre of Accra in Ghana. She volunteers for several humanitarian organisations as a Medical Doctor. For instance, since 2016, she has been the paediatric team lead during medical missions organised by the Patcha Foundation which champions free cancer screening and consultations for the most vulnerable people. She has worked as Medical Doctor with International Medical Corps in the Far North Region of Cameroon as part of the response to the influx of Nigerian refugees and internally displaced people fleeing Boko Haram.

Nicole presently works as the Assistant Medical Coordinator with Doctors Without Borders in Cameroon. She supports staff health, disease surveillance as well as MSF health activities in Cameroon. Alongside that, Nicole has worked on several research papers under consideration for publication. Nicole is a Co-founder of Africa’s Health Development Impulse (AHDI), a not-for-profit association which aims to be the reference in Africa concerning the provision of healthcare to vulnerable populations through innovative public health interventions.

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