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Challenges to global health: Getting what works to those who need it

Development Policy Centre

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Monday 10 September 2012
12.30pm–1.30pm

Venue

Lennox Room, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Dr Kamalini Lokuge

Contacts

Macarena Rojas
6125 7922
Aid aims to effect real improvement in the lives of poor people. Fragile and conflict-affected states and limited resources pose additional challenges to the achievement of this aim. Drawing on her extensive experience delivering and researching health programs in complex, conflicted and poor regions of the world, Dr Lokuge will explore the difficulties of bringing effective aid to vulnerable populations.

Dr Kamalini Lokuge is an ANU Research Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and a Research Associate of the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy. She also works as a doctor and medical epidemiologist for international health organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organisation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. From 2010 to 2012, Dr Lokuge was a member of the Médecins Sans Frontières-Australia Board of Directors. In recognition of her service to humanitarian aid, she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2010.

Dr Lokuge focuses on conducting implementation research in complex settings in partnership with local communities and health workers. She aims to improve the health outcomes of those affected by conflict, communicable diseases and natural disasters, through practice-driven research and local capacity building. She has field experience in problems of public health program delivery and evaluation in a range of crisis situations, including Afghanistan, Darfur, Uganda, Nigeria, Myanmar, South Sudan, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia.

This seminar is presented by the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

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