Laura Robson


Health-Environment Partnerships Technical Lead
Currently on sabbatical

Laura provides technical leadership for our work supporting partners in Madagascar, the broader western Indian Ocean region (Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, the Comoros) and southeast Asia to integrate community health promotion into local environmental conservation initiatives through cross-sector partnerships. Before taking on this role, she managed our community health programme along Madagascar’s western coastline; overseeing its expansion from one to three sites with partners including Marie Stopes Madagascar. She’s also supported the creation and development of Madagascar’s national PHE network.

Before joining Blue Ventures in 2013, Laura lived on the southeast coast of Madagascar for two years, developing various community health projects for SEED Madagascar / Azafady (a British charity / Malagasy NGO) as part of their portfolio of sustainable development initiatives. She’s fluent in French and proficient in Malagasy, with a first class Geography degree from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Health, Community & Development from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Laura also has experience supporting the implementation of community health projects in Burkina Faso and Zambia.

After five fantastic years with Blue Ventures, Laura is currently on sabbatical until September 2018.

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