Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MSc in Public Health

Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MSc in Public Health

UnitHead Professional Postgraduate Teaching at the Department Education and Training, Swiss TPH

Bernadette Peterhans is a course coordinator, senior project leader and Head of the UnitPostgraduate Teaching and Training in the Department Education & Training at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel. As a trained nurse specialized in emergency care she was involved in several missions for theInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) e.g. in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Lebanon, Cambodia,Pakistan). She graduated with a Master of Science in Public Health for DevelopingCountries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her professional activities at the Institute include the coordination of a Master in International Health programme, tutoring students and conducting different short courses. She is involved in the tropEd teaching network and helped to setup postgraduate teaching courses in Nepal, India and England. She is doing consultancy work for the ICRC, the SRC, Solidarmed, Fairmed, GIZ and the SwissAgency for Development and Cooperation mainly in assessments, evaluations and reviews of health systems strengthening projects with a special focus on community based health care and prevention in conflict / post-conflict countries (Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan).In addition she did together with ICRC whole country health systems assessments for health care in places of detention.