I am a lifelong advocate for meningitis prevention after growing up helping to care for my sister who suffered significant disabilities and will consequently require full-time care for the rest of her life due to pneumococcal meningitis. I have volunteered with the Meningitis Centre Australia for more than 10 years and also worked with CoMO managing communications and projects between 2011 and 2014.
I was a diagnosed with meningitis when I was 2 year old, but luckily I survived with no after effects and finished my studies as an Electronics Engineer. Now I am 28 year old and currently working in a telecommunication company here in the Philippines as a Project Auditor. I want to spread awareness about meningitis, as I don’t want to see people die because of meningitis when there is a vaccine available to prevent some strains of the disease.
I am a Paediatric Neurologist and also speak on the environments impact on child development. I have postgraduate training in Paediatrics (child health) from The Royal College of Paediatrics, United Kingdom, and during this training I underwent training at some of the excellent neurology centres in London, including the Guys and St Thomas Hospital, St George's Hospital, and National centre of young people with Epilepsy. I also underwent training in interpreting EEG's (study of electrical activity of the brain) in Cleveland, USA under Professor Hans Lüders.
I returned to India with a vision to set up a comprehensive child Neuro care centre where children with Neurological or developmental issues can be addressed holistically.
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