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Belyse Ngum Halmata

Health Specialist at UNICEF

Dr Halmata is a holder of a medical degree in medicine obtained from the School of Medicines (CUSS) Cameroon (1994). She also holds a Master's of Science in Community Health and Health Management from the University of Heidelberg in Germany since 2005. She has 21 years working experience, 8 with UNICEF.

Dr Halmata started working in 1995 with the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon as Medical Officer in Charge of the Mother and Child Welfare Health center in Buea. She continued in a District hospital where she worked as a general practitioner and member of the supervisory and management district health team for about two years. In 2002 she was appointed as the Chief of Regional Unit for the National Malaria Control Program. Dr Halmata contributed in setting up the program, coordination, planning, and monitoring of malaria control activities in 18 districts of the South West Region of the country with special focus on mothers and children.

Thereafter, Dr Halmata was recruited by UNICEF in October 2008 as an Immunization Officer and promoted as Health Specialist in 2012 with focus in maternal, newborn and child health. In this position she led the joint collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Public Health and other public sectors. Dr Halmata is fluent in English and French and is passionate about maternal and newborn health as well as community health.