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Zeshi Fisher

Technical Officer
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Zeshi is a midwife with experience in clinical, research, design, management, governance, advisory, and volunteer roles in international health and development programs.  She has a strong background in working with government, non-government, international donors, and UN partners.

Her areas of professional interest are global midwifery contexts, sexual and reproductive health, measurement and learning, health information systems, and health system strengthening.

  • 2009: Master of Health and International Development, Flinders University
  • 2005: Bachelor of Midwifery, Flinders University
  • 2022–present: Co-chair, International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Consortium
  • 2015–present: Board Director, Barefoot Initiative
  • 2021: Honorary Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2017: Member, Board Sub-committee for International Programs, Sight for All
  • 2006: Recognition of Midwifery Excellence Award, Australian College of Midwives, SA
  • 2005: Australian College of Midwives Prize for Midwifery, Flinders University
  • 2020–present: Technical Officer, Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health, Burnet Institute
  • 2020–2021: Individual consultant, World Health Organization
  • 2019–2020: Impact and Design Manager, KIT International
  • 2015–2019: Program Manager, Birthing Kit Foundation Australia
  • 2016–2018: Topic Coordinator and Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University
  • 2013–2016: Registered Midwife, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, SA Health
  • 2011–2013: Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Advisor, CCT-Health, Timor-Leste
  • 2010–2011: Community Health Educator, SIPPA, Solomon Islands
  • 2006–2010: Registered Midwife, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, SA Health
  • 2004–2008: Community Development Volunteer, Barefoot Initiative/APDA, Ethiopia