Jean-Edgard Nguessan, Founder of HILFE, received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of Staten Island (CUNY), and his strong interest in public health led him to obtain a master's in science in global urban health at Albert-Ludwig’s-Universität in Freiburg, Germany. Jean-Edgard has six plus-years in case management.
He worked at the Center for Human Development and Family Services assisting foster kids in integrating into their communities upon their permanent placements. He also provided social services and health education to patients with acute and chronic health issues while working for a well-known leading agency in New York City.
In addition to his BA and MSc., Jean-Edgard holds certificates in:
Susana Isabel Koo Chong is an Entomologist from the University of Panama with a second Master’s in Applied Statistics. Susana worked for the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (ICGES), for three years as part of their junior research team. While working at ICGES, she realized her growing passion for Public Health and felt the need to explore it further to achieve her dream in providing a safe environment to those in need. That passion led her to complete her Master’s in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Today, Susana Isabel Koo Chong is pursuing her doctorate in Scientiarium Humanarum (Dr. sc. hum.) at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Her continuous interest and passion to provide public health assistance to those in need led her to join HILFE.
While at HILFE, Susana is using her research experience and her exposure to public health to serve populations in need.
Sin Yan (May) is a Registered Nurse (RN) who obtained her BS in Nursing from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Shortly after completing her RN, she joined Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong where she worked for 4 years. In addition to her work, May has been actively involved in various healthcare research and volunteering opportunities.
May’s desire to expand her horizon in being a Public Health advocate internationally allowed her to complete her Master of Global Urban health at the University of Freiburg, Germany. After graduation, she provided consultancy services to The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Now she is working in the Initial Reception Centre (Landeserstaufnahmestelle) for refugees in Freiburg.
Serge William Kadjo is an early tech adopter passionate about Hardware Development. After completing his BS in industrial and thermal engineering, he attended the polytechnical school of Agadir, Morocco where he obtained his engineering degree in Industrial Engineering and his master’s at Lorraine University, France.
Soon after completing his Engineering Degree, Serge worked at Maghreb Synergy LLC as a renewable energy technical consultant. And as a Product Development Engineer with ADI Solar Energy LLC. To improve energy systems around the world, Serge Co-founded Startups like NANONAP, Pinch and founded William & Companies.
In February 2021, He joined HILFE as the IT manager and an active core member.
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/swkkadjo/
Boedi Andriani Ontowiryo has spent her life helping and providing care to patients. She is a medical and public health practitioner with over ten years of international experience working with patients and on various healthcare projects in both academia and medical settings.
Andriani earned her bachelor’s degree in Medicine and her Medical Doctor Degree at the Tarumanagara University School of Medicine, Indonesia, where she conducted public health research on subjects such as Leprosy and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. For over two years, she has worked as a physician in Indonesia. She also received an extensive training in health prevention, health monitoring, and project management during her study at Hannover Medical School, Germany.
Her ambition to broaden her horizons as an international public health advocate led her to complete her Master’s in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
She joined HILFE because its mission is similar to her own: To provide health education in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and reducing health inequalities.
Boedi Andriani holds the following credentials:
Zarqa holds two Bachelors of Science:
- One in microbiology and
- the other in Education.
After completing her BS, she obtained her master’s in microbiology from Pakistan and worked as a microbiologist at the Chughtai Lab, and as a volunteer fundraising for the first breast cancer hospital in Lahore. There, she found her interest in the Public Health and decided to complete her second masters in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
She recently completed a certification in COVID-19 contact Tracing from Coursera and a certification in Pandemics in human history organized by the University of Freiburg Germany and Stoney brook university USA.
As a public health professional, Zarqa finds her calling in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); specifically, in Goal number 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”
Dhia Joseph is a Dentist with 2 years of experience in care management, oral diagnosis, hygiene procedures, dental extraction, and prosthodontic procedures.
She completed her DBS in Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India and her MSc in Global Urban Health at the Freiburg University, Germany.
During the course of her post-graduate studies, she developed a strong interest in the fields of epidemiology, communicable and non-communicable disease research, and in health systems which led her to co-authored scientific papers focusing on the socio-economic impact on Covid-19 in LMICs.
Dhia enjoys teamwork and loves to get involved in the planning and coordination of projects and is eager to utilize those qualities in advancing HILFE missions.
In 2018, a group of young health professionals from 09 different countries and 4 different continents who met in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, gathered together in hope to make a healthier world where no one’s health is left out. Two years later, HILFE was born to achieve such future.
HILFE, meaning “help” in German, is a nonprofit born to serve as a foundation to enhance health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and contribute in improving the overall health status of the underrepresented population around the globe.
We engage national and international entities by support their actions to promote health in socio-economically disadvantaged populations.
we collaborate with interested individuals and organizations to bring health awareness and education into their communities.
we integrate various projects with research and evaluations from professionals to provide concrete outcome.
Considering the global pandemic, many people and organizations around the world are facing challenges that affect their day-to-day activities. We currently provide to the migrants in Villa del Rosario, Colombia with masks (manufactured locally by artisans), hand sanitizers and education on the importance of vaccination, safety standards and respiratory hygiene measures for COVID-19. For more details, don't hesitate to visit our gofoundme page: https://gofund.me/db76795a
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Various health issues – and how we confront them.