In Papua New Guinea, 1500+ women die every year from childbirth-related causes – 80 times higher than in Australia. And these deaths are, mostly, preventable.
Debra joined the Burnet to work on HIV, TB and malaria applications for the Optima Consortium for Decision Science. After completing her medical degree in the Netherlands, she completed her Master of Public Health at Imperial College London with a focus on global health and health economics. Her latest position as a consultant for the WHO’s Global Malaria Programme involved identifying methods to include cost-effectiveness and value for money in the evaluation of new preventive measures for malaria.