Tausi Suedi, MPH
- Adjunct Professor of Global Health | Towson University
- Rwanda | Somalia | Tanzania, United Republic of | Uganda
- Adolescent health | Child Health | Community health | Maternal Child Health | Reproductive health
Languages: English, Swahili, Luganda, French
Ms. Tausi Suedi is a passionate, culturally diverse, multilingual, and experienced global public health leader with more than 15 years of global health experience. Her focus areas in global health are rooted in purposeful and collaborative efforts to improve and strengthen quality of health services, resources, and information provided and delivered to benefit women, newborns, children, adolescents/youth, and the elderly in marginalized communities. Professor Suedi launched and teaches global health at Towson University. She believes global health challenges can be resolved through social status elevation of women and girls, political will, practical leadership, and incorporating health in all policies.
Recent global health projects
1. Cervical Cancer Prevention, Screening, Treatment, and Referral program in Uganda. Working closely with health facilities and skilled providers to educate adolescent girls and women about cervical cancer, screen using acetic acid, treat positive precancerous lesions on site, and ensure women follow up with health facility where screening and treatment was conducted. In the absence of advanced technology (labs) and poverty, an estimated 600 women have benefited from this grassroots delivery of evidence-based women's reproductive health services in several communities in Wakiso District in Uganda.
2. Maternal Survival in Uganda and Tanzania. Working in communities, local health facilities, and government leaders to improve quality of midwifery care in health facilities to ensure mothers do not die from preventable pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum complications. Work involved fundraising, identifying partners, training licensed midwives on use of modern equipment, distribution of childbirth kits (mama kits) that contain essential supplies for a safe and hygienic childbirth experience, and facilitating community conversations with male leaders and elders on maternal survival. Through this project an estimated 1,500 lives have been saved.