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Dr. Jeanne Rini Poespoprodjo, Sp.A, MSc, Ph.D

Rini received her medical degree from Padjadjaran University, Bandung and qualified as a paediatrician at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. In 2005-06, she received the Chevening Award from the British Council Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for a Master of Science in Mother and Child Health at University College London, London. She earned her PhD at Menzies School of Health Research-Charles Darwin University under the Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship Scheme.

She has worked as a paediatrician, mother and child health consultant and malaria researcher at the Timika Research Facility in collaboration with Faculty of Medicine Gadjah Mada University and Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin. Her recent works is to define the effectiveness of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (one form of Artemisinin Combination Therapy) for the control of malaria in the first year of life.

Her research works are focusing on finding the best strategy to improve maternal and child health in Papua-Indonesia. Rini has been invited as a speaker in various international and local events. She has published some of her study findings in international peer reviewed journals. She has also been invited as advisor/consultant by the Ministry of Health, Unicef and WHO Indonesia on malaria diagnosis and treatment, particularly in pregnant women, infants and children under-fives.