Excited to announce that Dr Ishani Kaluthotage will share her experiences of gender equity, maternal health and the importance of healthcare capacity in our immersive on Papua New Guinea as part of the next cohort of WOW Self Care School, which will support Australian Doctor's International and their work in Papua New Guinea.
Ishani Kaluthotage is a medical doctor passionate about global health and humanitarian medicine. She is currently completing her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Rural Generalist training in Australia.
She has developed a strong relationship with PNG as a volunteer doctor and as a medical educator through Queensland Rural Medical Education and Kiunga Hospital, Western Province. She has experience in health care and promotion, human trafficking and sustainable development projects in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Tanzania, and Papua New Guinea.
She represented Australia in the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Emerging Leaders Dialogue in 2019 with the goal of strengthening the relationship between the two neighbouring countries. She is also the Australian-Papua New Guinea Liaison Officer for “Project Yumi - Bush Dokta” – an NGO improving access to health care and resources in rural and remote PNG. Her passion lies in health policy and minimising health inequalities in low resourced environments within the Indo-Pacific region.