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Doctor Stobdan Kalon

RID TB Project, Disease Elimination; Head, Tuberculosis Elimination & Implementation Science
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Dr. Stobdan Kalon is Public Health Physician with more than 20 years of experience of working in the global health, developmental and humanitarian sectors to manage public health programmes in complex and diverse global settings working in the health and developmental sectors, with organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, PATH, Médecins du Monde, FHI 360, Project HOPE etc.

Currently, he is the Medical Director in the RID TB Project for PNG and part of Burnet team providing technical assistance for the National TB Program in Solomon Islands. His main areas of interest are TB-DRTB, other infectious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, Malaria, STIs etc and maternal and child health, primary healthcare, health systems strengthening, medical emergencies and humanitarian responses.

  • MBBS – Jammu University, India
  • MPH – Prins Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Feb 2022 – Present: (part-time since January 2023). Medical Director, RIB-TB Project, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Jan 2023 – July 2023 (part-time/remote): Regional Tuberculosis (TB) Advisor, Central Asia, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  
    • Eliminating TB in Central Asia  (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) / (ETICA) Project, For PATH, USA, Central Asia
  • •May 2016 – Jan 2021 (2022-2021 remotely from Australia): Country Medical Coordinator/Operational Strategy and Advocacy Advisor, India + Strategic Operational Advisor) for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.
    •    Nov 2015 – May 2016: Country Medical Coordinator, Bangladesh | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.
    •    Mar 2014 – Jul 2015: TB Director at Project HOPE, Kyrgyzstan for USAID Quality Health Care Project, Central Asia.
    •    October 2015 to May 2016 Country Medical Coordinator, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders  Bangladesh.
    •    Mar 2011 – Jul 2013: Deputy (Medical) Programme Manager/ Health Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, overseeing operations in China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Loas, Sri Lanka, Armenia, and PNG.
    •    May 2008 – Mar 2011: Country Director (Head of Mission)/Medical Coordinator, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Armenia.
    •    Sep 2006 – Mar 2008: Country Medical Coordinator (Medical Coordinator), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Uzbekistan.
    •    Oct 2004 – Mar 2006: Medical and Project Coordinator, Myanmar, Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World), Paris, France.
    •    General Practitioner/Medical Officer, Jammu and Kashmir State Health Services, India.