MSc Applied Digital Health
Reuben College
Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship

Nomalanga Madyiwa

Nomalanga is taking the MSc in Applied Digital Health at the University of Oxford. A public health practitioner with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nomalanga has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Zimbabwe. She has served as the international coordinator on the Imunzi Project, a partnership project involving the International Medical Cooperation Committee (IMCC, Denmark), the Zimbabwe Medical Student’s Association (ZiMSA, Zimbabwe) and a local NGO, United Children for Africa (UNICA, Zimbabwe). This project focused on reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Zimbabwe and raising awareness about mental illnesses. She also worked as a Junior Resident Medical Officer in internal medicine at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital, Zimbabwe’s largest referral hospital.

After Oxford, she intends to work in public health, focusing on using digital health tools in low-resource settings and how these can improve access to health care for patients with chronic illnesses, like hypertension and diabetes, who stay far away from well-equipped health facilities.