Meet Ashna Shaleen, #AustraliaAwards alumna and the first Fijian Country Director of Medical Services Pacific (MSP)!
In 2014, Ashna, who was working as a Program Manager and Counsellor at MSP, wanted to build her leadership skills and was thrilled to be awarded a scholarship to study a Master of Human Resource Management at the University of South Australia.
Following her scholarship, Ashna returned to MSP where she now leads a team of 40 counsellors, social workers and medical professionals.
Australia Awards has given me a qualification to prove my worth as I grow in this field. The scholarship has contributed to the development of my leadership style and growth as a professional and it has given me the insight to better manage human resources.
The Australian Government is proud to see Ashna flourish as an inspiring female leader, taking medical services in the Pacific to great heights. Led by Ashna, MSP is currently assisting in the response efforts to TC Harold and COVID-19 by providing essential medical and psychosocial support, to Fijians across the country.