SANTHE trainee recognised for work in public health and sustainable development

Wednesday, 4 April, 2018

Dr Barbara Burmen, a SANTHE Post-doctoral trainee based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has won a prestigious Gro Brundtland Award for her outstanding work in the field of public health and sustainable development.

At the award ceremony at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), in Taipei, Taiwan, on April 3rd, Burmen was honoured with four other winners: Natisha Dukhi, research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa; Neha Dahiya, senior resident doctor at India's Maulana Azad Medical College; Weena Gera, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines Cebu; and Sarva Mangala Praveena, an associate professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

The award was established by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, the winner of the first Tang Prize in sustainable development, to recognise distinguished female researchers in the field of public health and sustainable development.