Role: Epidemiologist, Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Partner Organisation: World Health Organization, Solomon Islands
Period: October 2017 - October 2018
Mica was one of Australia’s first members of the Health Security Corps under the Australian Government’s Health Security Initiative. During her placement based with the WHO Country Office in Honiara, Mica worked with the government of the Solomon Islands to build national epidemiological capabilities, including connecting the Solomon Islands with Papua New Guinea’s Field Epidemiology Training Program, and mentoring the nation’s first field epidemiology fellows. As an Australian Volunteer, Mica worked in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Papua New Guinea Department of Health, Hunter New England Public Health Department and the US Centers for Disease Control.
The Health Security Corps deploys experts through the Australian Volunteers Program to build capacity for the prevention, detection and control of infectious disease across the Indo-Pacific.