Harmony Alliance Webinar on Migrant and Refugee Women’s Leadership in COVID-19

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Harmony Alliance is conducting a series of webinars, Harmony Empowers, a Leadership and Professional Development series. The next webinar will be on Migrant and Refugee Women’s Leadership in COVID-19 Health Response, online, on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Harmony Alliance are hosting a webinar on Migrant and Refugee Women’s Leadership in COVID-19 Health Response.

This webinar is a part of Harmony Alliance’s Harmony Empowers: Leadership and Professional Development series. You can learn more about this series and watch previous webinars here.

Moderated by: Carla Wilshire, CEO, Migration Council Australia
Time : Sep 18, 2020 03:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Kudzai Kanhutu
Dr Kudzai Kanhutu
Dr Kanhutu ( FRACP, MBBS(Hons), BA/Bsc, MPH) is an infectious diseases physician and deputy chief medical information officer based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital ( RMH). She has over 15 years clinical experience in the public hospital sector with a broad professional skill set encompassing patient care, research and digital health project management.

A commitment to health equity has motivated her to undertake leadership roles such as board membership of the Australian Digital Health Institute, college of physicians representation to the National Migrant and Refugee Women’s health initiative and STEM ambassadorship through the Science Technology Australia Superstars of STEM program.

Recent career achievements include the successful establishment of the RMH telemedicine service, winning the Women’s Agenda emerging healthcare leaders award and receiving the Victorian Department of Health award for excellence in culturally and linguistically diverse care.

Dr Nadia Chaves
Dr Nadia Chaves
Dr Nadia Chaves is a general and infectious diseases specialist who is passionate about treating people as people – changing culture to promote diversity and inclusion. She has been a recipient of an NHMRC translating research into practice fellowship and was also a Victorian Refugee Health fellow, coordinating the revision of Australian guidelines for health assessment for people of refugee and asylum seeker background.

This year Nadia has been balancing her work as a clinician in cohealth and the Alfred with a range of activities in the COVID space – guideline implementation, healthcare worker wellbeing and health promotion for diverse communities. She is also a mother with two children e-learning at home!

Dr Arunaz Kumar
Dr Arunaz Kumar
Arunaz is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and educator in Melbourne, Australia. She has been leading work engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities both in Australia and India. Her key interest is in improving maternal outcomes and women’s health through education of healthcare providers and migrant communities.

She has a PhD in inter-professional education. Arunaz migrated from India to Australia in 2005. She speaks Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi and is a strong believer of using cultural and language connectivity to engage in educational activities with members of the community. She is a supporter of providing culturally sensitive care to migrant women during pregnancy and childbirth and is involved in various programs to promote this. She has been course lead in Women’s Health in the MBBS teaching program at Monash University and, coordinator and evaluator of undergraduate medical education.

Register online here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6rbtNnLeTrOXCmhfKsU0Lg




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