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Mona Girgis

Country Director, Plan International Laos

Mona Girgis is a nurse and midwife, who worked initially in sexual and reproductive health services for indigenous communities in Australia, and later in health services management. Mona completed a Doctorate in Public Health exploring capacity building in public health organisations. She has worked in international health and development for over 15 years, including with the Red Cross (IFRC), Oxfam, CARE, and most recently Plan International. 

Mona is currently the Country Director for Plan International in Lao, and is a founding member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance in Lao, and committee member for the global SUN Civil Society Network. In Plan International she is currently the co-Chair for the Global Gender Equality Reference Group.

Mona has been engaged with SUN since 2011 in Laos and has steadily worked with government development partners to raise the profile of civil society in the nutrition sector. This has resulted in wide-spread acceptance of the SUN CSA by both development partners and government, providing civil society in Laos with a strong foundation for policy dialogue for change.

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