Dr Vanessa is a 26 year old Cameroonian medical doctor with the CBC Health services. So what makes her our heroine?
Name: Ameaka Fatima NkempuCountry: CameroonProfession: PharmacistFB: @ameakafatima Dr Ameaka is a young pharmacist, writer and bodypositive activist. A creative and determined young health professional with multiple passions, Ameaka currently works in the public health sector where she focuses on the medical logistics in public health programs such as COVID-19. In 2017 while in school she … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Dr Ameaka Fatima
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.
Dr Pat is an it to advocate interdisciplinary researcher, dramatist, poet and writer. She uses art to advocate in her play, 'Nkuma' on FGM. Here, she shares her experience in an interesting Q&A,
FGM is a practice that seeks to mute women by mutilating them. And today millions of girls still experience this practice with no idea of effects it may have on them.