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NCD Researcher Spotlight: Gertrude Nsorma Nyaaba

Researcher: Gertrude Nsorma Nyaaba

 

As a trained social scientist and public and international health researcher, Gertrude has over 14 years of professional and academic experience working on health research projects at the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Population Council, Ghana office and the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), Ghana. 

 

Gertrude currently works in the area of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and migrant health focusing on hypertension control for her doctoral studies, which she expects to complete by the end of 2018.  Gertude's professional focus on NCDs is rooted in personal experiences and hands-on exposure to the social and economic impacts of NCDs on individuals, communities and the society at large. She is dedicated to efforts that seek to influence NCD policy, promote healthy living and strengthen public health systems in developing countries to adequately handle the increasing burden of NCDs. 

 

Gertrude has over six peer-reviewed research articles published and several others under review. She has attended and presented at numerous international conferences, and is a recipient  of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Master scholarship (2011/2012) and Erasmus Mundus Trans Global Health PhD scholarship (2015-2018).

 

Some of Gertrude's work is linked below:

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