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Having access to health care and being able
to afford medical treatment should be an
unalienable right for every human across the
world. Unfortunately, the founder and CEO of
MD-ZIM Foundation, Marlyse DePaul
Ngassam, experienced how access and
affordability doesn't always equate to proper
medical care. Her mother, Mama Zim, fell
suddenly ill and was taken to one of the best
medical facilities in Cameroon, and was
expected to receive the best possible care
money could buy. It came as a complete and
utter shock when Marlyse's beloved mother
was helplessly left to die due to inhumane
treatment and sheer neglect. The bandages
on Mama Zim's head were not changed for 11
days. Ultimately her mother's benign medical
visit led to her untimely demise. As horrific
and inhumane as the treatment towards her
mother was, Marlyse came to understand that
this sort of medical neglect is not unique to
Cameroon or other developing countries. In
Western societies medical neglect also
occurs however the difference is that in
Cameroon and other developing countries
there is no accountability. Unable to pursue
any legal action or hold anyone accountable
for such blatantly outrageous medical neglect
and unethical treatment was one of the
catalysts that propelled the creation of
MD-ZIM Foundation. Marlyse felt compelled to
speak out against this utter disregard for
human life so others would not have to
endure a similar outcome. Mama Zim was
deprived of the most basic type of kindness
when she was the most vulnerable, which
compelled Marlyse to launch a Campaign of
Compassion in memory of this wonderful
human being that she was fortunate enough
to call "mother". This Campaign of
Compassion is a platform to encourage
kindness as a way of life. As a result of what
happened to Mama Zim, MD-ZIM Foundation
created the Patient Advocacy and Family
Right to Information Initiative. More
information about this initiative can be found
here.

Another person who had a great influence on
the creation of MD-ZIM Foundation was
Marlyse's father, Papa Zim.
Papa Zim's legacy of love to all and service to
all inspired many of MD-ZIM Foundation's
initiatives.

MD-ZIM Foundation was created to honor and
carry on the legacy of Papa Zim & Mama Zim.
Their vision was to love all and to be of
service to all.

Both inspired and positively touched
everyone they encountered in their lifetime.
The foundation's goal is to follow in their
remarkable footsteps of love of all and of
service to all.

The foundation aims to emulate the work,
service and character of these two great
individuals through its own actions and
services.
MD-ZIM Foundation
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Marlyse de Paul Ngassam
MD-ZIM Foundation
P. O. Box 562
Austell, Georgia
30168

Phone:

757-971-3341
470-882-8281
(For Messages)

Email Address:

mdzimfoundation@gmail.com
la.belle.marlyse@gmail.com

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We Lift
One Another
As We Climb

*Mentoring and coaching for girls and women.

*Mentoring and coaching educators.

*Mentoring and coaching parents.
TO BELIEVE IS TO ACHIEVE
Upcoming Events
*First Health Fair Scheduled Date
Date: July 24th - July 25th, 2020
Location: Universite des Montagne (UdM)
West Cameroon
Date: July 31st - August 1st, 2020
Location: Centre Medical Bamengoun
West Cameroon
What We Do

TEACH
Benevolence and Empathy
Through
Various Community Activities

(One-on-One
Engagement Training)
Health
*Health / Nutrition Training
- Everyday Food as
Vaccination
(1) To Prevent and Heal
Aging Process
(2) To Prevent and Heal
Common Conditions
(Hypertension and Diabetes)

*Patient Assistance / Physical
Health Training
One-on-one assistance of
patients in home / hospital
Who We Are
A 501c3 Non Profit
Organization

Purpose
Implement Mandated
Community Service Programs
As Extra Curricular School
Activities
(From Middle School to
Post Secondary)
Our Vision
-Strives to bring back the
spirit of community,
friendship, and service

-Encourage others to believe
enough in themselves to
achieve their goals

-Aim to be our brothers and
sisters keeper's and lift one
another as we climb

"It Takes A Community
To Raise A Child"

Educational
Program

Collaboration with
Books for Africa
Just as Beautiful (Black Doll Campaign)
*Teach Sewing to keep female youth off the streets.
*Hand Crafted Black dolls to instill Self-Identity
and Pride at an early age
A Humanitarian
Campaign of
Compassion