Name: Mica Hartley
Role: Epidemiologist, Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Host Organisation: World Health Organisation Solomon Islands office
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 Mica worked with the government of the Solomon Islands to build their 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.
We would like to acknowledge the work of staff within AVI, WHO Solomon Islands office, Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Papua New Guinea Department of Health, Hunter New England Public Health Department and US Centres for Disease Control for their contribution to this project.