Lydia Lampiri joins GHS Europe as a Communications and Advocacy Associate, and is driven by a keen interest in the relationship between international development and global health. This inspired her research on the effects of colonial rule on West African health institutions, the barriers and opportunities to non-communicable disease care in Southern Africa, as well as her independent field investigation on the Western Cape’s health institutions during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Prior to joining GHS, Lydia provided voluntary support to Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK, in particularly contributing to selecting the research published in MSF’s weekly Global Health Review and assisting in the Access to Medicines Roadmap Project. She was also a Health Communications Graduate Trainee at FleishmanHillard.
Lydia holds a BSc. in Political Science with a Minor in African Dynamics from the University of Leiden and an MSc. in International Development Practice from the University of St Andrews.