Working as a general practitioner in Cameroon, especially the rural part, got me exposed to quite a lot of diseases very common in the tropics. The difficulty encountered in managing these mostly came with adapting international norms or results in a local rural context.
This became my motivation to study more about tropical medicine and develop research skills in this.
My Masters in Tropical Medicine will enable me to return as a more refined physician who can carry out research and adapt solutions to ailments in my context, rural Africa. This also enables me to play an integral part in policy making and adoption.
My plans are to get more field experience and ultimately a PhD as I have a great interest in academia.
I believe I can contribute in the training of more research-oriented physicians in my country and also the fight against tropical infectious diseases and not withstanding the new challenge in tropical medicine which is the steady rise in Non-Communicable Diseases.
My journey in the Graduate School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University started in October 2019. The staff of the institution have been great and have accompanied me through their lectures which stem from their extensive experiences in the field associated with world class laboratories and other learning accessories found here. I feel blessed to be able to learn from them. I can access all these thanks to the generosity of the ALN Scholarship Fund which has helped and keeps helping African physicians undertake such trainings.