From UoN to World Medical Association in France

Nyambura Muroki. (Photo courtesy of Kenya Medical Association).

Nyambura Muroki, a 3rd year medical student at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine was recently offered internship at the World Medical Association (WMA) at their Headquarters in Ferney-Voltaire, France.

She will be part of the WMA delegation to the WHO Executive Board Meeting during her internship.

Nyambura recently completed a BSc (Intercalated) (Hons) in Medical Physiology, an intense one-year research-based program offered to undergraduate students at the Department of Medical Physiology.

Her research interests are in reproductive physiology and she studied the effects of metabolic syndrome on male fertility. She will resume her fourth year of medical school in March 2020.

She is an active participant in the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), and currently serves as the Africa Regional Development Assistant, working with presidents of National Member Organizations (NMOs) in Africa to help them make meaningful contributions to IFMSA’s global and regional priorities.

Previously, Nyambura served as the National Public Health Officer (NPO) of the Medical Students’ Association of Kenya (MSAKE) and facilitated collaboration between medical students and communities, not-for-profit organizations as well as county and national government leadership within the context of NCDs, TB, Emergency Care and Universal Health Coverage.

She is a certified IFMSA trainer and was nominated to develop the curriculum and train medical students from the African region on antimicrobial resistance, rural and remote healthcare and universal health coverage at the 2018 Africa regional meeting in Kumasi, Ghana.

Nyambura has global and inter-cultural experience having represented Kenya in IFMSA meetings in Montenegro and Egypt besides serving as an AIESEC volunteer inTurkey. She serves as the student coordinator of the USAID-funded One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) project in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Nairobi. In this role, she leads multidisciplinary partnerships and work teams between health science students and those in agricultural, environmental and veterinary sciences to jointly address zoonotic diseases which affect the entire ecosystem.

Her career goal is to be a global health leader and world-class researcher involved in strengthening health systems and ensuring global access to the best quality of healthcare.