Emerson Wepngong

Research and Grants Manager
grants@sogh.se

Emerson is a Medical Doctor with experience working as a clinician and public health physician in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past four years, he committed himself to the fight against HIV and HIV-associated diseases and worked to support the implementation of an integrated HIV response in three regions of Cameroon. He served as site manager and clinical mentor for several HIV/AIDS/TB treatment units and has good experience managing multidisciplinary teams of healthcare providers and other healthcare resources.

He also served as prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) resource person for the PEPFAR/CDC-funded HIV FREE Projects Cameroon, where he provided leadership for the delivery of health system strengthening initiatives and technical support to healthcare providers working to promote maternal and child health in several health facilities in Cameroon.

Last year, Emerson deemed it necessary to further his studies in the field of public health for a more impactful career, so he moved to Sweden and is currently studying at Umea university.

He is passionate about bridging the gap between the need for healthcare and access to healthcare services especially among the vulnerable and underprivileged populations. He therefore decided to join SOGH to contribute to the fight against health inequalities that continue to stand as a major roadblock depriving many from accessing basic healthcare that should be a fundamental human right.