Leah Bohle

Function(s)
Project Officer / Manager

Qualification
Public Health & Development Specialist

Organisational Entity
Health Technology and Telemedicine

Leah Bohle is a medical doctor and social anthropologist working in the field of international health. At Swiss TPH she works as a project manager and project officer, providing technical advice, and carrying out consultancies, evaluations and implementation research. Key interests include reproductive health and adolescent health and well-being. In addition she teaches maternal and child health classes and qualitative research methods at postgraduate and graduate level at Swiss TPH and acts as a supervisor for students. She has worked extensively in Tanzania and India, as well as in Central Africa (Rwanda), Southern Africa (Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa), Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Comores), Asia (Nepal, Thailand), Eastern Europe (Kosovo, Moldova), Egypt and Tajikistan.

Current mandates

  • December 2018 - present: Project Manager, Team Member; Assessment of the Adolescent and Youth Constituency (AYC) at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • September 2018 - present: Coordinator; Competence centre for epidemiological outbreaks in Switzerland 2017-2020Coordination of Listeriosis investigation in Switzerland, Federal Office for Health (BAG - Bundesamt für Gesundheit)
  • January 2018 - present: Project Manager; Review of UNAIDS ACT!2030; UNAIDS, IPPF, PACT. Project management including the coordination of 12 national youth consultants, country case studies and desk studies in 12 countries, survey and eRoundtable.
  • Ongoing: Teaching and supervision of students. Topics: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH); Qualitative methods including MaxQDA softwareProfessional activities at Swiss TPH

Past mandates (selection)

  • April - June 2019: Consultant, Team member;Organization of a panel at Women Deliver 2019 Conference entitled "Mind the Gaps? Close the Gaps! A discussion on how to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized adolescents and youth globally" in collaboration with Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS) and the University of Glasgow (UoG) on behalf of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); Co-convener: IPPF, PMNCH, HRP/WHO, Batonga Foundation, Love Matters India, The PACT; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_sW9CxO9RU
  • October 2018 - September 2017-March 2018: Consultant, Team member; Qualitative study related to the  the use an non-use of the interpreter service among midwives in Basel Kanton; Responsible for qualitative data collection (Team Leader: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Zemp-Stutz); Federal Office for Health (BAG - Bundesamt für Gesundheit) 
  • August 2017 - February 2018: Consultant, Lead; Medical Education Reform Project; Evaluation of the Postgraduate University Speciality Training (PUST) for Family Medicine Doctors in Tajikistan,
    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • May 2017 - December 2017: Consultant, Evaluation of Familystart, Switzerland. Evaluation team member; focus on postpartum health care provided by midwives in Basel Kanton; Responsible for qualitative data collection (Team Leader: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Zemp-Stutz)  
  • December 2016 - present: Project Manager, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Development of a Global Midwifery Accreditation Programme (MEAP), global. Project management; Technical support: Development of global midwifery accreditation programme criteria with interdisciplinary team including an abbreviated Delphi method with international midwifery experts through an online platform; Two country case studies 
  • December 2014 - present: Project Manager, Geigy Foundation, Geigy Jubilee Project Award “Connecting the Dots”, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Project management; Technical lead in development of a three months teaching course focusing on operations research for the Great Lakes Region

Higher education and qualifications

  • 2017: Dr. med., Thesis: 'The Social Impact of HIV-Seropositivity and Antiretroviral Treament on Women in Tanga, Tanzania. A Qualitative Study'; Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center, Göttingen University and Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University FU Berlin, Germany (Defense: November 2017)
  • 2003-2011: M.A. & Pre-Diploma in Social Anthropology; Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Göttingen University, Germany
  • 2002-2010: Medical Doctor (MD), University Medical Center, Göttingen University, Germany

Past professional activities

  • July 2013-to date: Project Officer/Manager at the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • July 2017-Oct 2017: Visiting Medical Doctor, Department for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2011-2013: Scientific collaborator, Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) and Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Göttingen University; research focusing on maternal mortality in Ladakh, India; supervision of BA-theses and teaching interdisciplinary Global Health and Medical Anthropology classes
  • 2010-2011: Lecturer, School for Medical Technicians, University Medical Center, Göttingen University
  • 2007-2008: Principal investigator for a research project focusing on the social impacts of antiretroviral treatment on HIV-seropositive women in Tanga, Tanzania

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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