Chrystelle Wedi

Health | Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)

2016 New Voices Fellow


Dr. Wedi was born in the DRC and moved to South Africa when she was 7 years old. She is a medical doctor and Rhodes Scholar currently enrolled for a DPhil in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Oxford University, where she investigates the effects of maternal HIV-infection and antiretroviral therapy on birth outcomes. She is the co-founder of the Ono Mtoto Wako (See your baby) social initiative designed to offer free ultrasonography services through a mobile clinic. In addition, she is the Secretary General of Vandelo, an NGO based in the DRC, which establishes medical facilities for women and children residing in low-income communities and a co-managing partner of Watoto Hospital & Karibuni Hospital (DRC).