Ricarda Steele

Intern, Access & Product Management
Masters in Global Health Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Working as an intern in the Access department provided me with an invaluable opportunity for practical learning alongside studying for my MSc in Global Health Policy.

During my time at MMV, I assisted with the organisation of several Access events, meetings and symposia. I assisted project leaders with various tasks, including the finalisation of the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) toolkit and supported a request for feedback on the Injectable Artesunate toolkit. Some of my main projects included compiling market analysis of the top 15 African high burden malaria countries, with an in-depth analysis of 7 countries, and a detailed overview of malaria in SE Asia. I was also able to analyse and present the final report from qualitative IPTp market research conducted in Tanzania.

Working at MMV has provided me with valuable skills for the future, and has offered me the chance to work alongside talented, dedicated and supportive people. The Access team really encouraged me to learn with every project I was part of. Through working on multiple projects, I was able to gain insight into the diverse and valuable work the Access team carries out, and learn more about how a successful PDP operates within the public health domain.