Mellany Murgor
Mellany Murgor
NCD Advocate & Researcher, YP-CDN in Africa. Global Scholar on Cancer Advocacy 2015: ACS, Medical Officer, IPOS fellow 2015, YALI 2016.

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My passion for medicine and desire to make a positive impact in my community started when I was a kid. As a medical student throughout my training, I was increasingly surrounded by the senseless loss of lives and human suffering from complications of Noncommunicable diseases, like cancer and diabetes. I felt like I was failing my patients and that I needed to do more, because this is not just a health issue, Noncommunicable diseases are the social justice issue of our generation. I joined the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and its Chapter in Nairobi. It was so exciting to be a part of a global network where I could meet like-minded people from anywhere in the world who also wanted to make the world a healthier and happier place. But even more than that, YP-CDN was an opportunity for me to become a champion for health. I have seen the endless possibilities that I can use to drive real social change for issues that I care about, like women’s cancers. Today I am a better leader and advocate in healthcare thanks to the many opportunities YP-CDN has given me.
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