Ms. NFONDOH Blanche WANCHAMBI is a researcher in service at the Department of Arts Religion and Civilization (ARC) of the National Center for Education.  Native of the city of Bamenda (North west region), she did her primary studies at a mission school in Bamenda Up station where she obtained her First school leaving certificate (FLSC) in (2007).  Her secondary education was crowned as she obtained her Ordinary levels in (2012) and Advance Levels in (2014). She attended the University of Yaoundé I, during her university course, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in (2017) and Master’s degree in (2021) in Medical Anthropology. She began the doctoral research cycle in (2021) and her work questions on how culture has influenced eating habits through and fast-food consumption in the city of Yaoundé.

 This academic potential led to her recruitment in (2021) as a Research Assistant at the National Center for Education. Her scientific reflections focus on issues on diet and physical activity in relation to the health of the population.  Some of her publications focus on the question of physical activity in public spaces and air pollution. An aspirant young researcher, the interested party has already participated in the elaboration of the Terms of Reference for projects, and a member working on the ICESCO project titled “Yaoundé capital of culture of the Islamic world African region 2022”.

Ms. NFONDOH Blanche WANCHAMBI is also a member of a research unit ; Health of Population in Transition (HoPiT) Research Group Cameroon.

Some scientific publications

  • 2022., Mogo, E.R.I.; Lawanson, T.; Foley, L.; Mapa-Tassou, C.; Assah, F.; Ogunro, T.; Onifade, V.; Odekunle, D.; Unuigboje, R.; Blanche, N.; et al. A Systematic Review Protocol of Opportunities for Noncommunicable Disease Prevention via Public Space Initiatives in African Cities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 2285. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ijerph19042285
  • 2022., Ebele R. I. Mogo, Taibat Lawanson, Richard Unuigboje, Yossabel Chetty, Victor Onifade, Damilola Odekunle, Toluwalope Ogunro, Nfondoh Blanche, Rose Alani, Louise Foley, Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Felix Assah, Olalekan Popoola, Camaren Peter & Tolu Oni : The other pandemic: social media engagement around non-communicable disease preventive behaviours during Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdowns, Cities & Health, DOI: 10.1080/23748834.2022.2073540



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