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BIOGRAPHY OF THE FOUNDER

Gwewasang Che Martin is an independent clinician in practice. He has been working in public health sector for more than 22 years. He worked with Cameroon National Association for Family Welwefare (CAMNAFAW) in Cameroon, where he represented the organizations in global discussions for community based family planning/immunization integration, long acting family planning, adolescent issues from 1995-2000. During this period he played a major role in bringing what are innovative approaches to increase access to modern contraceptive methods, especially LA/PMs, in the non-profit health sector in Cameroon. Furthermore, he embarked on distance and online learning courses to improve on his knowledge in research methodology. His educational and work experience earned him skills in clinical practice, data management, some laboratory techniques, drug management, administration, some aspects of medical ethics and economics from 2000-2008.

He is Founder and Principal Lecturer at Adele Reproductive Health Foundation Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (CTCFP), Cameroon, HIFA 2015 Country Representative, and Member of Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA), Peace & Collaboration Development Network (PCDN), Partner to the “STOP TB Partnership” and Cameroon TB Group.

In 2003, he served as a consultant under a World Bank HIV/AIDS sponsored project in Cameroon, and trained community leaders and also created 20 local AIDS Control Committees in the enclave Ndian Division, Cameroon. He is currently researching for a double degree Master’s and Doctoral in Public Health. Recently, he has been authorized by the Ministry of Public Health to start the first private Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (CTCFP) in 2011. His work brings to local communities the current information on health topics like fitness, sex, beauty and more. Gwewasang was active in speaking out and lobbying the Ministry of Public Health and the Cameroon Medical Council to give official recognition to Reproductive Health. In a voluntary capacity, he served as vendor to the K4health Project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2006-2008 and distributed over 15.000 “Global Handbooks for Providers and Family Planning Wall Charts“ to frontline public health staff, practitioners, the ministries of public health, education, Youth Affairs and private and public training institutions and universities in Cameroon.

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