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.
Shan is a Public Health Practitioner specialising in Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition.
Prior to joining Burnet, Shan worked and lived overseas, predominantly in the Asia Pacific region including Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao, and PNG. Program management, planning, implementation and formative research has been the main focus of her work.
Shan and her team piloted the first mobile health (mHealth) application on newborn health in rural Cambodia which sent life-saving voice messages about care-seeking behaviour directly to mothers and caregivers of neonates. This won the Gold Medal at the ASEAN ICT Awards in 2015.