In Papua New Guinea, 1500+ women die every year from childbirth-related causes – 80 times higher than in Australia. And these deaths are, mostly, preventable.
Sophia Schröder holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies, and wrote a bachelor thesis on the securitisation of communicable diseases. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health through Lund University in Sweden. At Burnet she will be conducting a qualitative study of attitudes towards Hepatitis C re-infection risk reduction among HIV-infected men who have sex with men, which will form the basis of her master thesis.