About

Vivian Tsang is a medical student recognized as a National Schulich Scholar, UBC Major Entrance Scholarship winner, TEDx speaker, and Canadian WE Day ambassador for the Canada150 Celebrations. Locally, she heads her own non-profit organization, The HOPE Initiative which works with marginalized communities in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. She worked in South Africa and Zimbabwe implementing the WHO HealthWISE toolkit to prevent infectious disease transmission for workers in low-resource settings and consulted at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva in the Special Programme for Tropical Diseases Research - a special task force focused on combatting diseases of poverty jointly supported by the WHO, World Bank, United Nations Development Program, and UNICEF. She hopes to dedicate her life to improving healthcare accessibility and reducing social inequalities for vulnerable population groups. During the pandemic, Vivian created the BC COVID19 Medical Student Response Team organizing over 1,000 volunteers in BC.

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Emerging Leader,
Health Policy & Systems,
Humanitarian & Emergency Response,
Governance & Administration