You’re invited to join the Association of Medicine and Phsychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: How we Bent the COVID-19 Curve in Rural Kenya
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members $25
Joy K. Mugambi, MD
Family Physician & Lead Physician COVID19 Response, Eldama Ravine Baringo, Kenya
Dr. Mugambi Joy is the Secretary General World Organization for Family Physicians (WONCA) Africa Region. She is the Vice President Commonwealth Medical Association East/Central/South Africa Region. Dr. Mugambi is a part-time lecturer at the Department of Family Medicine Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya.
Dr. Mugambi serves in various government and non-state boards and in response to the Covid19 pandemic she was the Vice Chair of the Kenya Medical Association Covid19 Response Advisory Committee, She is serving as a Member of the National Response Covid19 Mental Health Sub-committee. Was part of the team that implemented a National health workers mental health program.
Dr. Mugambi is one of the first Kenyan trained female Family Physicians from Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. She is passionate about Quality Primary HealthCare, Community engagement, Health Equity and Planetary health. On her free time she loves hiking, bird watching and farming.
Leopoldine Matialeu, MD
UCSD Family Medicine and Psychiatry, PGY 5
I was born and raised in Cameroon where I lived for 18 years. As such, I was exposed first-hand to the medical and mental health needs in a developing country. When I moved to the US, I encountered many challenges, including learning English, acclimating to the culture, and dealing with homelessness. I went on to attend Cañada College and transferred to UC Davis where I obtained my bachelor in biochemistry and molecular biology. I then attended UC Davis medical school where I also participated in the Rural PRIME program, one of the underserved leadership tracks.
Global health work has been one of my areas of interest ever since I moved to the United States. Throughout undergrad, medical school, and residency, I've always sought global health experiences and opportunities. I've been involved with AMP global heath since my intern year and became the co-chair with Dr. Annamalai for the past year. I look forward to continue to highlight the importance of global health work both at home and abroad through organizing our webinars, AMP GH presentations, educational resources on the AMP website, and finding novel ways to reach out to the wider AMP community.