Lobga Galega

Alumni | Full-time | Cameroon

MSc Public Health – General stream

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Lobga Galega

Educational/professional background 

I am a medical doctor trained in The Gambia. I did my house job at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. Because of my passion for children and the disadvantaged population, I took up a research job in rural Gambia as a research clinician with the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia before they joined LSHTM. I was part of two projects centred around the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in under 5 children. I was also a member of the Association of Resident Doctors The Gambia (GARD) as an Executive and Press Committee member. 

Research interests/career goals 

I am keen on improving health amongst disadvantaged and vulnerable populations such as children and mothers. The career I envisage is to contribute towards better health outcomes in resource limited settings by promotion of measures like vaccinations, awareness campaigns and health literacy. My goal is to see healthcare truly become universal and affordable. 

Why I chose LSHTM/my programme 

I was privileged to work as staff at LSHTM where I could witness first-hand the behind-the-scenes of the School’s science. Public health was at the core of every research process with the community always put first. This engendered in me the desire to be part of this team of innovators who are transforming lives. I will be able to improve on my clinical practice by going beyond the consultation room. This approach, I believe, will address the health issues amongst the Cameroonians and Gambians I serve at a deeper level than just a listen to my stethoscope. 

To you, the great mind, thinking if LSHTM is for you, know this: you meet so much diversity and variety of ideas that you already feel at home from day one. 

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