Global Medicare Foundation is a nonprofit organization, with the aim to provide access to health care and health information to underserved communities in Cameroon. We work collaboratively with local and international partners to we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children in hard to reach communities with little or no health care facilities. We accelerate improvements on health access on many platforms among which — research, policy, trainings, vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, service innovations and systems. Our young and dynamic team harnesses our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity to meet set goals. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
To expand access to health care and empower local communities to enhance their lives and preserve health by enabling access to information and resources to tackle today’s most pressing health challenges.
To be at the forefront of health care evolution to enable every member of the communities we serve to enjoy better and healthier life.
Global Medicare Foundation has a dynamic team of dedicated nurses working tirelessly to push forward the vision of the foundation. We are dedicated to take forth the challenge of bridging the gap between health care and local populations. Global Medicare Foundation is a legally registered charitable non-profit. Our office is located in Great Soppo, Buea, South West Region Cameroon. Our dynamic team, both full time and volunteer, works most of the time out of the office in villages to carry out our health related project.
Founder Of GMFChristiane is a licensed nurse and a bonafide health care provider. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the Higher Institute for Applied Medical Science and a Higher National Diploma Medical and Biomedical Sciences. Christiane is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Medicare Foundation; she founded Global Medicare Foundation in 2013 with the goal of making access to health and health education and information to the most interior parts of Cameroon where there is little or no presence of any health facilities. Bent on making her dream a reality, Christiane has been working alongside a committed team of staff and volunteers to reach out to many communities and people in need.Fields Operation CoordinatorDiane is a "seasoned" staff member to the GMF team. She provides leadership, program structure, field work assistance and support to our international interns and partners. Her resilience to work has been great for our organization and staff. Diane holds a Bachelor degree in Animal Biology from the University of Buea, her professional background includes business management and entrepreneurship. Diane focuses on women and young girls with their children. Diane is very active with championing GMF’s field activities reaching out to our clients in the various localities where we work.Research and Communications OfficerAs Research and Communications officer at Global Medicare Foundation, Victor is responsible for helping to develop research on health, water, environment and related field linked to the Foundation’s actions. He is also responsible for strategic communications planning, knowledge dissemination and outreach to the key audiences that we seek to influence. He works primarily in the areas of knowledge gathering, impact assessment, education, leadership and building audiences for GMF. Before joining the foundation, Victor has worked as Food Science and Biology teacher for over 6 years. Victor spent most of his career in the research and communication world. She was the document control administrator at TNS Buea, where he put in place new strategies to improve on the service delivery quality and grew the customer base for the company. Victor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with specialization in Waste Management from the University of Buea.IT TechnicianElisee has a long-standing passion for technology, with a strong foundation in hardware technology. Highly skilled in the field, Elisee has over seven years experience as in Electronics, specialising in hardware and software triage as well as repairs. Elisee’s out-of-the-box thinking allows him to fault-find quickly to provide the most efficient ICT service available. Driven by a passion for attention to detail, Elisee is quick to spot areas of opportunity and offer the best solutions that are tailored to your needs. Elisee holds himself and his work accountable to the highest standards, and value by means of customer feedback above all else.
Global Medicare Foundation has a great team of volunteers that work most of the time out of the office in villages to carry out our health related projects.
VolunteerJulia holds a Bsc in Biomedical Science the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK and extensive knowledge in the health sector volunteering experience for medical laboratories and research centres in Europe. In her quest for an Msc and building a career in public health research and development, Julia joined GMF in 2014 as an intern on the Public Health Project runned by GMF. Julia spent 3 months working on GMF Public Health Project shuttling between Buea and Muyuka carrying out research on tropical diseases, identifying the various kind of illnesses affecting local populations and closely working with medical experts to learn first-hand how these various challenges are addressed.VolunteerJonathan Vega is from Costa Rica and currently doing an MA in Public Administration from the Central European University in Hungary. Prior to joining Global Medicare Foundation, Jonathan has had extensive experience working for various agencies dealing with data analysis, market research in food and nutrition and digital market. As an intern with GMF, Jonathan will use his analytical skills to research corruption indicators in the health sector in Cameroon and to evaluate how this affect the health of local populations and make recommendations to state authorities to device strategies and policies to curb corruption in the health sector in Cameroon.VolunteerKhalil is a student doctor at St Louis University USA, Merette spent 3 weeks in Cameroon with the objective to gain clinical experience and share her views and knowledge on Sexual Reproductive Health with students in colleges in Buea and Muyuka.VolunteerRyan is GMF’s first intern on the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Project. Highly skilled in data gathering and processing with a strong background as medicine, Ryan spent one month in Cameroon gathering data on poor water management by the local community of mile 16 and relating the people’s behavior to poor health. Ryan has been very instrumental developing this the WASH project and facilitating its activities.VolunteerLuise is currently studying social and cultural anthropology in Heidelberg, Germany. She is doing her internship with the Global Medicare Foundation working at the WASH Project. Through her background in medical anthropology she is trained in doing qualitative research and will conduct fieldwork on project execution sites to find out about the social and economic reasons for poor water management that lead to health problems. By getting the peoples point of view on the situation she will tackle down the actual problems that lie behind diseases like malaria, skin infections and other diseases that result from the wrong usage of water. As soon as these problems will be discovered she will be looking for sustainable solutions to prevent water borne diseases from happening. Luise is bringing to the WASH a new breath of fresh air giving it a different approach using the anthropological knowledge to find the cultural behavioral facts that leads to poor WASH within a community.VolunteerRosita de Boer is from a little island in the north of the Netherlands. She holds a Master degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development, both from the Radboud University in the Netherlands. During her Bachelor she studied Ethics and Development for a year at Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, Uganda. Rosita has experience in conducting field research in both Tanzania and India. In Southern Tanzania she conducted research focusing on the value of cattle in pastoralist societies and in Udaipur, India where she worked on a small research project concerning the holy cow and her social, economic and religious meaning in society. Rosita is excited to part of the GMF team working on the WASH project in Cameroon.VolunteerLaetitia is currently majoring in Exercise and Health Science at the University of Massachusetts and is thrilled to be working with Global Medicare Foundation (GMF). Throughout her collegiate years, Laetitia has had the opportunity to engage in meaningful ventures focused on leadership, agriculture, and economic inequality stemming from within her University and the city where she resides. Now she has the pleasure of joining the Public Health Project in Cameroon, where she hopes to gain more knowledge about the internal structures of the health field, while immersing herself in the Cameroonian culture.InternMridula is a multi-talented young woman with a rich background in information technology and international development. Holder of an MA in Development Practice from Waterloo University, she joins Global Medicare Foundation to spend 4 months on the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Project. At heart, Mridula holds the values of health care advancement, community development and increased welfare for all. Her ultimate goal is create lasting impact in the lives of the populations of Eyumojock and nearby villages where she will spend the next 4 months.InternAlex hails from Maastricht University, The Netherlands where he studied and obtained an MA in Global Health. With a rich experience in Global Studies including: Human security, Human Rights, Mobility, Disease Control, Political Economy, Violence and a Bsc in Medical Laboratory Sciences obtained from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Alex joins GMF’s WASH project at a time when GMF has launched the WASH project in the Eyumojock district covering more than 40 villages. His ultimate goal during his 5 months stay at GMF is to reach out to thousands of inhabitants of this area through research, teaching, recommendations and provision of health information with the aim to improve on the quality of life.Carole holds a master's degree in Management & International Business from the University of Paris Est Créteil (France). Highly experienced in field work and data gathering , her background includes working 7 months as a coordinator in Cambodia where she helped in improving villagers' access to safe water & sanitation. Previously, she had worked with the UNDP & Ministry of Interior and Decentralisation in Madagascar, specifically to promote youth entrepreneurship and employment in villages.