Mrs Tracy Morse
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Dr Tracy Morse is an environmental heath practitioner and research associate who as been based in Malawi since 2000 at the University of Malawi (Polytechnic). She is currently project manager of the Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative (YouTube Video) and coordinates University of Strathclyde activities in Malawi (Millennium Project). Dr Morse has extensive experience of both field research and project management in Malawi.
Dr Morse has been project manager for the Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative since 2006. During this time she has overseen the implementation, development, monitoring and evaluation of three Scottish Government International Development Grants (2006 - 2013: £570, 886), which have addressed preventive health with specific focus on child and maternal health. These programmes are based at community level and address the social, behavioural, economic and environmental determinants of health (Basic Project Details) .
She has been invited and completed work with the Malawian Ministry of Health and National Commission for Science and Technology. These include the development of policy frameworks for the control of diarrhoeal disease in Malawi (Charting the course for integrated diarrhea control in Malawi) and a National Gap Analysis for Environmental Health which has been adopted in the National Health Research Agenda.
Dr Morse also represents the University of Malawi on the Africa Academy for Environmental Health (www.ifeh.org/afa) a network of 23 universities in 14 African countries. She holds the Portfolio for Gender Parity and has been responsible for a grant from the Association of African Universities (£93, 760) to build capacity in female environmental health academics in African higher education institutes. This led to the formation of the African Women Environmental Health Network. She continues to undertake collaborative environmental health research with partner universities in the areas of waste management, geophagia and malaria control.