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Summary

Over 5 years of experience in Development and Public Health, including:                              

  • Contribution to the development of public health policies in international settings since 2012
  • Collaboration with public and private partners for the development and implementation of health promotion programs and activities
  • Strategic planning and developing of evidence based programs for effective action to reduce health inequalities in school settings.

Master Degree Human Rights and International Law.
Multilingual - fluent in 8 languages (including Cabo Verde Kriol). Basic knowledge of Arabic.
Work experience in the UK, the West Bank (OPT),  Luxembourg and Cabo Verde. 
Strong analytical, strategic and diplomatic skills. 

Work History

Sep 2016Present

Risk Communication and Health Promotion Officer

World Health Organization - Praia, Cabo Verde

Experience in the context of the '15-'16  Zika virus outbreak:


 Integration and implementation of risk communications principles and practice in strategic documents;
 Supporting national capacity development Risk Communication in line with IHR requirements;
 Supporting the proactive development and dissemination of high quality risk communications products; such as the national preparedness and response plan to fight the Zika virus outbreak in Cabo Verde
 Assist in the mobilization of the public, communities, institutions and agencies to promote health through evidence based strategies;

Jul 2015Jul 2016

Health Promotion and Communication Officer

World Health Organization - Praia, Cabo Verde

Experience :

Supported WHO and the Ministry of Health in the development and implementation of health promotion programs and activities for addressing the social and economic determinants of health namely                  - Coordinated activities and contributed to public awareness of social and economic determinants of health Established/ facilitated health promotion networks/community of practice on health promotion                    Coordinated activities and contributed to public awareness of social and economic determinants of health   Drafted, in the context of the Zika virus outbreak and in coordination with stakeholders, experts and UN sister agencies partners the national risk communication strategy for the Zika virus outbreak

Sep 2012Jul 2015

International Technical Assistant for the implementation of School Health Projects

Lux-Development S.A - Praia, Cabo Verde

Experience:

Drafted technical documents (ToR, Action plans, monthly M&E reports) for the Health Promoting School Initiative                                                                                                                                                                               Wrote tender proposals and conducted tender assessment                                                                           Liaised with national stakeholders to plan and draft strategic documents, such as the First National Action Plan for the implementation of the Health Promoting School initiative in Cabo Verde                                     Assist in the identification of capacity gaps among implementing partners and development of strategies to fill the gaps observed as well as design and deliver, or facilitate training interventions                                        

May 2012Sep 2012

Volunteer at the Red Cross Reception Center for Migrants and Refugees

Luxembourg Red Cross - Luxembourg

Experience

Supported the first reception of migrants and refugees - registered into center, provided clear guidance on standards and house regulations, offered translation where needed;                                                                      Supported Medical redirection through interpretation and accompaniment to ER if necessary;                           Prepared basic needs and first aid kits and offered offered logistics support;                                                         Organised cultural activities for vulnerable groups - women and children.

Dec 2011May 2012

CVS Volunteer in the Palestinian Occupied Territories

CADFA London- Abu Dies - Occupied Palestinian Territories 

Experience:

Coordinated IEC activities for youth and women at the local community center                                                       Coordinated and thought English and Human Rights classes and debates at Abu Dies University                     Ensured regular contact with field staff in country and HQ coordinator in London in order to ensure technical support related twining activities

Education

Oct 2016ongoing

MSc in Global Health Policy

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Oct 2010Dec 2011

MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights

Institute of Commonwealth Studies - SAS- UoL

2:1

Oct 2006Jul 2009

BA in Drama and Philosphy

University of Exeter

2:1

Languages

Italian

Mothertongue

Cabo Verde Criol

Fluenct - Very good comprehension, reading, writing and conversation

English 

Fluent - excellent comprehension, reading, writing and conversation

French

Mothertongue

German

Fluent - excellent comprehension, reading, writing and conversation

Luxembourguish

Fluent - excellent comprehension, reading, writing and conversation

Portuguese

Fluent - excellent comprehension, reading, writing and conversation

Spanish

Fluent - excellent comprehension, reading, writing and conversation

Serbian

Basic User

Arabic

Basic User

Publications

"Policy dialogue for the strengthening of national health policies in Cabo Verde : the National Health Compact and National Pharmaceutical Policy – an analytical review" ( co-author within the EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership: Supporting policy dialogue on NHPSP and universal health coverage in selected countries) -BioMed Central,