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
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
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As We Climb
*Mentoring and coaching for girls and women.
*Mentoring and coaching educators.
*Mentoring and coaching parents.
|TO BELIEVE IS TO ACHIEVE
*First Health Fair
Date: July 24th - July 25th,
Location: Universite des
Date: July 31st - August 1st,
Location: Centre Medical
|What We Do
Benevolence and Empathy
Various Community Activities
*Health / Nutrition Training
- Everyday Food as Vaccination
(1) To Prevent and Heal Aging
(2) To Prevent and Heal Common
Conditions (Hypertension and
*Patient Assistance / Physical
One-on-one assistance of patients
in home / hospital
|Who We Are
A 501c3 Non Profit Organization
Implement Mandated Community
As Extra Curricular School Activities
(From Middle School to
-Strives to bring back the spirit of
community, friendship, and service
-Encourage others to believe
enough in themselves to achieve
-Aim to be our brothers and sisters
keeper's and lift one another as we
"It Takes A Community
To Raise A Child"
Books for Africa
|Just as Beautiful (Black Doll Campaign)
*Teach Sewing to keep female youth off the
*Hand Crafted Black dolls to instill Self-Identity
and Pride at an early age
|MD-ZIM FOUNDATION 2019 ACTIVITIES
IN LOCAL SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES,
MEDICAL FACILITIES & IT TRAINING
West Region (Bangangte and Bamengoum)
South West Region (Tiko)