Zuaibe_Tinning_Greg Urwin AwardsMs. Zuaibe Tinning
(Papua New Guinea)
Occupation: Program Coordinator for Men and Boys Health program in Morobe Province
Placement: Department of Morobe Division of Community Development, Lae, Morobe, PNG.

Ms. Tinning holds Bachelor’s Degree in Midwifery at Flinders University of South Australia (2004) and Master’s Degree (Honours) in Public Health by research. She has more than ten years experience in sexual reproductive health of women and gender issues and worked collaboratively with government  and civil society to support women’s interests and initiatives that contribute to women’s optimum health and development.

In her current role, Ms. Tinning works on supporting positive change in men and boys’ attitudes and behaviours to reduce incidences of Gender Based Violence, HIV/STI and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in PNG. She believes that networking, partnership and beneficiaries’ participation in policy and program development will improve and sustain community health developments.

Ms. Tinning applied for the Greg Urwin Award for a placement with the Morobe Council of Women & Women’s office of Community Development Division. She hopes that her placement will enable her to assist rural women receive support from health and social workers to aid women’s development in communities. She also hopes that through her attachment, her host  organisation will be made aware of the diverse needs of women in their province and develop policies and programs accordingly to address them.