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Public health expert joins NZAF Board

Wed 17 Jan 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's newest trustee appointment, Dr Paul Bohmer, “brings with him a wealth of expertise and leadership in the area of public health medicine,” says NZAF Board Chair Hoani Jeremy Lambert. Dr Bohmer joined the Board in time for November's AGM late last year. He previously worked for the Ministry of Health as the Northern Operations Manager, covering public health service planning and funding for the Northern and Midland regions. This included funding for NZAF and for the establishment of the African Health Promotion Programme. He is a public health physician, currently working as the population health manager within a district health board. “NZAF has been an inspirational organisation at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS, through education, the promotion of human rights and the elimination of discrimination, and I wish to contribute to this effort over the next few years,” he says. Paul grew up in Africa and undertook his basic medical training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He then did post-graduate study in community health and public health and has worked in a number of countries, including time as a GP in rural and urban parts of New Zealand. He has particular interest in health outcomes and inequalities, immunisation, and the social and environmental determinants of health and refugee health. He lives in Auckland with his partner Andrew and their two “very spoiled” whippets, Riley and Pippin. His interests include travel, skiing, food and wine, computers, music and the arts.     Ref: NZAF (m)

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First published: Wednesday, 17th January 2007 - 12:00pm

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