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Australia Awards alumnus Dr Ahmed Adham Abdulla has successfully applied knowledge he gained from his studies in Australia to establish and improve Maldivian workplaces.

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  • Mozambique

The gap between scientific evidence and decision making is a significant challenge in combating public health issues in Mozambique. Australia Awards alumna Ana Quimasse Muteerwa is determined to make a difference by advocating for developing and scaling up successful evidence-based strategies in the health sector.

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  • Mauritius

Australia Alumna, Meenakshi Bappoo–Soobhug, is at the forefront of ensuring that the Mauritius – China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the proposed India – Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) have a positive national impact in Mauritius.

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  • Pakistan

Australia Awards alumnus Shoaib Iqbal is making a difference in Pakistan by empowering children through art.

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  • Sri Lanka

Australia Awards alumna Sarah Soysa has spearheaded significant changes in sexual and reproductive health and rights for women, girls and young people in the most vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka.

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  • Pakistan

Australia Awards alumnus Ibrahim Khilji is supporting agribusiness development in Pakistan by developing markets for small-scale agribusiness owners through direct intervention.

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  • Indonesia

Meet #OzAlum Tantia Dian Permata Indah who is helping shape the health start-up sector through Alodokter app with more than 24 million active monthly users, providing an integrated health service, including health information, medical consultations, health insurance, and an easy way to book hospital appointments.

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  • Maldives

Australia Awards alumnus Dr Abdul Hannan Waheed is making positive contributions to higher education quality assurance and journalism in the Maldives. He credits his educational experience in Australia with having influenced many of his achievements.

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  • Pakistan

Australia Awards alumna Mahroo Arshad is using her Australian education to create awareness in her homeland about development projects initiated by the Government of Pakistan.

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  • Nepal

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we asked Australia Awards alumna Rajuna Singh from Nepal how this year’s theme of #EachforEqual resonates with her professional and personal achievements.

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  • Bangladesh

Australia Awards alumna Jhuma Dewan completed a Master of Environmental Science at Australian National University in Australia in 2006 through an Australia Awards Scholarship and has since worked to apply her newfound knowledge towards sustainable development in Bangladesh.

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  • Uganda

Social protection as a development policy in Uganda is growing, though slowly. Eighty per cent of citizens are still not covered for social security and protection, a situation Ssanyu Rebecca Ntongo, an Australia Leadership Award Fellowship alum, is determined to change.