Advocating for Children's Health - The Story of Dr. Nina Putri ( MSc Tropical Paediatrics, 2019)
As a lecturer at Universitas Indonesia and a paediatric infection and tropical disease consultant at Cipto Mangunkusumo National Referral Hospital, Dr. Nina Putri has made a significant impact in advocating for the health and wellbeing of children in Indonesia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her expertise and dedication earned her a leadership role in the paediatric COVID-19 response team, where she worked tirelessly to establish a referral unit and lead the quality control and infection team.
Dr. Putri's commitment to children's health extends beyond her work in Indonesia. She is a post-COVID-19 expert panel member of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Melbourne, supported by the prestigious Indonesian Endowment Fund Scholarship.
At LSTM, Dr. Putri was the recipient of the Thomas Mark Scholarship, which allowed her to pursue her Master's degree in Tropical Paediatrics. Here, she learned from some of the world's leading experts in the field and was able to participate in quality improvement courses that changed the trajectory of her career. The experience at LSTM gave her the confidence to discuss complex medical issues, expand her network, and improve her capability to continue her studies.
When speaking to prospective students, Dr. Putri emphasizes the importance of engaging with experts in the field and expanding one's network while studying at LSTM. She believes that her education at LSTM has been instrumental in her success and her ongoing pursuit of improving children's health outcomes in Indonesia.
In conclusion, Dr. Nina Putri's story is a testament to her dedication, expertise, and commitment to advocating for children's health. Her journey from a paediatric consultant to a PhD student highlights the impact that education and dedication can have on individuals and communities.