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Ishani Kaluthotage

Dr Ishani Kaluthotage is a medical doctor volunteering in Papua New Guinea who is passionate about global health and humanitarian medicine. She is currently completing her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University and Rural Generalist Training. She has extensive volunteer experience in health care and promotion, human trafficking and sustainable development projects in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Tanzania, and Papua New Guinea. 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 was a participant in the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Emerging Leaders Dialogue in 2019. She is also the 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.


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