Global Health

Tendai Mvuvu


PhD Student

Dept. of Global Health, Columbia University

from Zimbabwe

Tendai Mvuvu is a Zimbabwean international pursuing a doctorate in Global Health at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY in the City of New York, USA.

Her commitment to women is recognized in her current work, in her home country of Zimbabwe. She is Co-Founder of IMPAKT Trust Zimbabwe ( founded in 2017 to help young girls from low resources families have access to menstrual hygiene products. She is also a trustee to Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe, a nonprofit that aims to promote sustainable forests resources management and waste management in Zimbabwe.

Tendai plans to pursue a career in program planning and implementation of maternal and child health interventions that meet the needs, desires and requirements of women and children. She is a firm believer that women have the capacity to shape and determine their own health. She hopes to launch programs that are steered and shaped by women—who for a long time have been marginalized as passive recipients of health care.

Valeria Neh Angu

Master’s student

Public Health

Clark University

from Cameroon

Enthusiastic, hardworking and talented promising health practitioner pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Health, specializing in Global Health at Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts. 

Beating all odds, Valeria has emerged as a strong woman determined to advocate and design health care policy reforms to promote health equity and social justice for women and children in Cameroon and Africa.

Valeria has worked with non-profit organizations such as Heifer International and Women in Action Against Gender-Based Violence, to fight violence and discrimination and improve the livelihoods of women and children. Her future goals are: to strengthen the healthcare systems of Cameroon and across Africa in order to make them especially capable of meeting the needs of women and children; and secondly, to advocate against policies and legislation which discriminate against women and children.