As a global health researcher in Access to Medicine Foundation, Suvi is focusing on pharmaceutical donations. Parallel to pursuing a master's degree in public health at Lund University, Suvi has worked with various nongovernmental organizations, public institutes, U.N.-level and intergovernmental organization. From e-health to reproductive health, Suvi enjoys volunteering in mentorship, program development and building educational initiatives with other young global health colleagues. Previously, she has a clinical background as a public health nurse in Europe and Africa.
The situation in Syria has prompted humanitarian stakeholders to re-examine the roles and potential responsibilities that the private sector should take in responding to major crises. In this #AcrossBorders guest column, Catherine Gray and Suvi Karuranga from the Access to Medicine Foundation discuss how this could boost access to essential medicines.