On Sunday, 27th February 2022, we had a physical closeout meeting of the HerVoice: Aloud |Allowed project supported by the #HerVoiceFund to support the meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in decision making processes. This held with 7 AGYW who actively participated in the project, BodyTalk’s project lead, project officer and one of its volunteers. We had a recapitulation of all activities carried out to monitor and evaluate the outcomes we had at the end of the project and share experiences by the #AGYW.
Dr Vanessa is a 26 year old Cameroonian medical doctor with the CBC Health services. So what makes her our heroine?
Name: Blessing OhaeriCountry: NigeriaProfession: Medical Laboratory scientistInstagram: @bl.essing6596 Blessing is a young graduate volunteering at a community health center in the town of Limbe. She is a young health professional who loves engaging in volunteer work which is why she partook in the First Aid volunteers training by the Red Cross in December 2020. Blessing … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri
I met this two amazing women at different moments in my life. And they couldn't be more unlike each other. But strangely their stories which they continue to share daily has thought me a few great lessons about life in general, and about a neglected genetic disorder that affects up to a 100 Million people in the world right now, most of them of African descent.
Cameroon has one of the highest prevalence of Epilepsy in the World. But as Dr Mundih Noelar shares her experience, the social stigma associated with the disease is an even greater threat to People with Epilepsy than the disease itself. And if you are a woman, it's just a multiplier effect.