Scholarship for PNG doctor

DR YVONNE Galiki Sapuri has become the fourth woman recipient of the Chevening scholarship from Papua New Guinea this year.
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Dr Yvonne Galiki Sapuri

Staff Reporter

Since 1983, education organisation Chevening has sponsored 50,000 exceptional professionals from around the world to study in the UK through scholarships and fellowships funded by the UK government.
"This unique opportunity has helped to elevate careers, transform communities, shift and deepen perspectives, and build intercontinental bridges," the Chevening organisation said.
Sapuri will soon leave for the UK to do an MSc in clinical oncology at the University of Birmingham.
She currently works as a senior medical officer for the oncology unit with the West New Britain health authority.
Sapuri qualified as a doctor through the University of Papua New Guinea and also holds a Masters degree in public health from the University of Queensland.
She worked in rural health medicine before switching to the field of cancer, from which she concluded that just 20% of the population had access to basic health services, and most of the rural population had no access to even basic medical.
Applications for Chevening scholarships are now open for academic year 2020-2021 and the deadline for these is November 5. Details appear at the Chevening website.



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