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Ms. Mankaa Fokwa, born Mankaa Helen Ntumngia, is the proud mother of five lovely children, four 6 a girl. She comes from the village of Bafut in the Southern Cameroons.

She completed Primary School and went to PSS Batibo for her secondary Education graduating in 1976. She then continued to CCAST Bambili for her high school education where she graduated in 1978. Ms. Fokwa’s University Education started at the University Center of Agriculture Dschang, Cameroon where she earned her first degree in Animal Husbandry in 1982. In 1991, she graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Sciences.

In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. In 2014, she graduated with a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Fokwa’s areas of clinical expertise included Trauma/ Surgical/Neuro/Medical Intensive Care Units, Telemetry units, High Risk Obstertrics, Labor and Delivery and Post -Partum Units.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Fokwa provided direct patient care to homeless patients, provided evidenced based educational information and guidance to homeless patients on their medical conditions in the streets of Los Angeles. Working with patients with mental health, substance use, incarceration and homelessness and seeing them succeed has been a very rewarding experience.


American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)


2022 Elected a MaBukum (Bafut Traditional Council) aka Noble Woman, for building a hospital to serve the healthcare needs of the Bafut people and for always working to foster the Bafut Culture
2016 Certificate of Recognition for invaluable service to Water for Children Africa in support of their mission and vision
2016 Certificate of Recognition for dedicating your life to the work and betterment of your community, your passion to educate and provide medical service to all from the State of California and the 35th Senate District
2016, I am my sister’s keeper’s Certificate of Congressional Recognition for providing invaluable service to the Los Angeles Community from Nu Aappa Delta Multicultural Sorority Inc.
2015 Certificate of Recognition for providing healthcare to the underprivilege from Water4Children Africa
2010 Hospital Hero’s Award for the Hospital Association of Southern California Los Angeles County, Coastal Region representing Cedars Sinai Medical Center
2010 Finalist Category in Community Service for NURSEWEEK Excellence Award representing Cedars Sinai Medical Center
2010 Outstanding Achievement Award for Hospital Construction to serve the people of Bafut by Bafut Manjong, Los Angeles
2010 County of Los Angeles Commendation from County in recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County from Hospital Association of Southern California
2006 Africa Civic Responsibility Award from the African Times
2005 Certificate of Commendation from the 33rd district of the Congress of the United States of America for raising health awareness and care of the West African Cameroon


Started a non-profit organization (Friends of Africa Medical Group) since 1999 that has built a 100 inpatient bed hospital in Bafut, Southern Cameroons, W. Africa.
We are proud to celebrate her at the AFRICA

COMMUNITY ACHIVEMENT AWARD GALA NIGHT 2024 for all her selfless community services.