People Directory

Our team is the heartbeat of our collaborative efforts, comprising diverse experts from various fields. Each member brings unique skills and perspectives, uniting to drive innovation and impact in the health sector. Together, we are more than just a team; we are a community committed to transforming healthcare across Africa.

People Directory

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Master Scholar

University of Toronto, Addis Ababa University

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Master Scholar

University of Toronto, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Photo of Harriet Tunu Baraka

Master Scholar

University of Toronto, Amref International University

Photo of Asmaa Habini Balagha

Master Scholar

University of Toronto, Amref International University

Photo of Bethlehem Addisu Demissie

Master Scholar

Addis Ababa University, University of Toronto

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Bethlehem (Betty) Sisay Tefera

Master Scholar

University of Toronto

My time as a Mastercard Foundation scholar at the University of Toronto has truly been a transformative experience.

As a medical doctor from Ethiopia, I have gained a new perspective on healthcare and the ways in which it is viewed around the world. In Canada, I have been inspired by the idea that healthcare is a right, not a privilege to be earned, and I now dream of bringing this ideology back to my home country.

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Maxwell Osei-Ampofo

Master Scholar

University of Toronto

So far, my experience with the Mastercard Foundation has been phenomenal.

The staff has been incredibly helpful from day one to the present. I felt so welcomed to the city of Toronto; I was chauffeured from Pearson airport to Graduate House, where my room was already prepared with a greeting basket containing amenities for my stay. The organization has ensured that I am fully prepared for academic and social life. I am extremely appreciative for this opportunity.

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Harriet Tunu Baraka

Master Scholar

University of Toronto

My name is Harriet Tunu Baraka from Kenya, and I am a Mastercard Foundation scholar pursuing a Master of Health Administration at the esteemed University of Toronto. 

I got the award through my former school, Amref International University and this transformative journey has been incredible. The Mastercard Foundation team has been very supportive, and my transition to Canada has been seamless. This journey will not only equip me with the necessary leadership skills for the healthcare industry, but it will also make me expand my network and create lasting memories. I am very grateful.

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Asmaa Habini Balagha

Master Scholar

University of Toronto

As a Mastercard scholar at the University of Toronto, I value the opportunities given to me and the exposure that the institution is giving me, in order to grow in the profession of health administration, improve my expertise and develop networks that will help me in my professional career hence making me be a better health administrator in the health care industry.

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Bethlehem Addisu Demissie

Master Scholar

Addis Ababa University

As a Mastercard Scholar, I get to develop new connections every day.

Being a scholar enables me to meet various people from around the world and to share and learn from their experiences. Since tuition and living expenses are fully covered, I can focus my attention on learning and exploring new things. I am so grateful and excited to be a Mastercard Scholar and I am looking forward to adventures ahead.