Global Health Career Paths: Learn, Mentor, Practice, Repeat (#16 Global Health Matters podcast)

24 August, 2022

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Episode 16: Global Health Matters Podcast from TDR

Global Health Matters is the monthly podcast produced by TDR. Please subscribe.

Our podcast brings you topical subjects and insightful discussions with health experts from across the globe, with a focus on low to middle income countries.

About this episode

This month's podcast is about global health career paths and approaches. Garry Aslanyan speaks with two career professionals sharing their knowledge of how they chose their path and giving clear guidance on ways to get the support needed to increase opportunities to make a difference in the ever pressing global health challenges.

Stephanie Topp is an Associate Professor in Global Health and Development at James Cook University in Australia. Originally trained as a historian, Steph applies her social science background to health systems and policy research. Steph's rich experience in global health implementation gained in Zambia in 2008-2010 and 2012-2015 has been valuable to inform her thinking around how health equity can be enhanced for marginalised populations in Australia.

Renzo Guinto is a Filipino researcher who is passionate about addressing the determinants of health. As Chief Planetary Health Scientist of Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Malaysia, Renzo engages in research and advocacy at the interface of climate change and health. In 2020, Renzo was recognised by Tatler Magazine in its Gen.T List of 400 leaders of tomorrow who are shaping Asia’s future.


HIFA profile: Garry Aslanyan is Manager, Partnerships and Governance at TDR, The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Web: Mail: aslanyang AT