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Dr Ronald Carshon-Marsh, Sierra Leone

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UQ Master of Public Health graduate and Australian Awards Scholarship recipient Dr Ronald Carshon-Marsh graduated in 2013 before returning home to Sierra Leone.

He was appointed to the post of Lead and Medical Superintendent of the Koidu Government Hospital.

Shortly after taking on the role, the ebola outbreak was officially declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Hi, my name is Ronald and I studied at The University of Queensland.
Hi, my name is Ronald and I studied a Master of Public Health at The University of Queensland.
“Community ownership of the response to the outbreak was critical and my study at UQ helped prepare me to take control and assist with the community mobilisation, engagement and surveillance.

“Through the combined efforts and resources coordinated by the District Ebola Response Centre and District Health Management Team, the response became more effective with active community participation.” Dr Ronald Carshon-Marsh

Ronald was awarded a UQ Faculty of Medicine 2016 Excellence Award in recognition of his significant work during the ebola outbreak.

He was also awarded the Young Alumni Excellence Award for dedication to improving the lives of others in his work, under the most challenging circumstances, both within Sierra Leone and internationally.

In December 2016, the Chief Medical Officer promoted Ronald to District Medical Officer, in charge of the Moyamba District Health Management Team. Ronald then went on to participate in a global training course for future health leaders in Japan.

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