Meet one of our successful Chevening Scholar Alumni from Cameroon
Mbivnjo Etheldreda Leinyuy was a Chevening Scholar on the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion at the School of Health Sciences in Bangor University between 2018-2019, has over 8 years of experience in the health professions education and over 4 years of experience in civil society organisations.
Mbivnjo Etheldreda Leinyuy who was a Chevening Scholar on the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion at the School of Health Sciences in Bangor University between 2018-2019, has over 8 years of experience in the health profession's education and over 4 years of experience in civil society organisations. Upon completion of the MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion, Etheldreda returned to her lecturing position at the Biaka University Institute of Buea (Cameroon) where she tutors healthcare students (with a focus on nursing) and coordinates the University's Ethics and Research Committee.
She recently took an additional role as the pioneer CARECAS (Cameroon Registry of Congenital Anomaly Surveillance) project manager under the Health Research Foundation Buea. She continuous to volunteer (as the Fundraising and Development Officer) for a local NGO (Charity) called the Association for Community Awareness.
Her passion for research has led to the publication of her MSc thesis on “Measles outbreak investigation process in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the methods and costs of contact tracing” in the Journal of Public Health and an opinion paper on “Community and informal care providers at the heart of universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa: a position paper” at the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health. The articles were published in 2021 in collaboration with her thesis supervisors at Bangor University, Dr. Mary Lynch and Dr. Jaci C. Huws, and MSc programme classmates/alumni; Dr Ephraim Kisangala (Commonwealth Scholar, Uganda), Bernard Okeah (Oil for Education Scholar, Kenya), and Dr Mohammed Azhar Khan (Chevening Scholar, South Africa), they also all received a 12-month mentorship (via the WHO African Regional Office and Hideyo Noguchi African Prize for Medical Services) to develop a scientific paper on strategies for realising Universal Health Coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.
Etheldreda remains committed to alleviating suffering in the communities around her (and beyond) through development projects, volunteering, research, and training of professionals to increase human capacity for sustainable development. We are extremely proud of her and everything she has achieved and is continuing to achieve.