Faces of Popondetta General Hospital – Dr Marianne Gale

OCDP would like to welcome a new member to the OCDP team. Dr Marianne Gale is a public health physician with extensive experience in the treatment of Tuberculosis. In the most recent trip to Popondetta General Hospital, she conducted training sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis as well as the effective use of the new TB ward.

She has worked with the medical humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for 5 years to improve health care for vulnerable populations in countries including Thailand, Malawi, Uganda, Niger, Cambodia, Armenia, Colombia and Papua New Guinea. Despite leaving full-time work with MSF in 2012, she has remained involved in international health issues through ad hoc consultancies and university teaching roles, including work at Daru in PNG. She is currently Medical Adviser, Office of the Chief Health Officer, NSW Ministry of Health. Her previous employment includes working as a Public Health Registrar in the NSW Ministry of Health; Field Doctor and Medical Adviser in Tuberculosis and HIV for MSF and Medical Officer at the Townsville Hospital.

Marianne is a Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. She has a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of New South Wales, a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Dist) from James Cook University and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.