Dr Tamara Kwarteng was born and grew up in Ghana. She has a PhD in Molecular Biochemistry and a Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology. Tamara has extensive international experience and expertise in health promotion, health education, project management and co-ordination. She has been Deputy Director of the Centre for International Health at the Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health in Melbourne and was Team Leader of the Pacific Regional HIV&AIDS Project (PRHP) spanning 14 countries. Tamara lived in Fiji for over ten years and was appointed Pacific Regional Director of the Burnet Institute’s Pacific Office in 2009. She is now an independent consultant providing technical advice in public health program design, monitoring and evaluation.