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Michael Wong is the Global Health and Strategic Projects Manager at NCIRS. He has joined NCIRS from Gavi, where he worked in the Solomon Islands as a senior advisor to the National Ministry of Health & Medical Services and was responsible for supporting the improvement of the country’s immunisation service delivery, health workforce strengthening and financial management systems. Michael is a health systems engineer with more than 10 years’ experience in international institutions at country, regional and headquarters levels. He served as Technical Officer in the Family, Women’s & Children’s Health Cluster at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, where for 6 years he worked in external relations with OECD/DAC & Partner Countries. Michael previously worked at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to support global health issues in the Executive Office of the Secretary General. He has also worked in Papua New Guinea to support the work of Gavi and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. He trained in systems engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health. Michael’s interests include all aspects of health system innovation, biomedical engineering and global health policy. He is currently completing postgraduate research in Space Engineering at the University of Sydney.
Wellington is Project Officer, Global Health, at NCIRS, providing support to the Global Health program area of work. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Master of Public Health. Wellington has 9 years’ experience working in the community development sector with a strong focus on empowering vulnerable communities, including people from multicultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, young people, families and children, through community development projects and public health initiatives. His interests include, but are not limited to, universal access to equitable healthcare and understanding the attitudes of various communities towards immunisation, both locally and internationally.
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