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Dr Carmen, #MomDoc

Dr Carmen - MomDoc BabyYumYum Expert
GENERAL PRACTITIONER AND #MOMDOC Dr Carmen is a medical practitioner, having spent most of her career in the emergency and trauma room. She loves the adrenalin rush of it all, plus the copious amounts of caffeine helped make the long shifts more bearable. Seeing patients in an emergency setting after an accident or with chronic end-stage disease, however, made her realise that her real passion lies in disease prevention, health education and promotion. As they say, prevention is better than cure, and she wanted to try to help people before they ended up in the ER. This led her to complete her Masters in Public Health, focusing on child health and starting her business, OneAid. She loves to use social media as a tool to share information about various public health issues in an effort to spark up conversations to drive behaviour change and education.
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