10 Oct 2020

Petra Straight: Pharmacist on the frontline

From Saturday Morning, 8:40 am on 10 October 2020

Working as a pharmacist in some of the worst conflict zones in the world has given Petra Straight a new perspective on risk.

She was part of the response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, and now works for Save The Children’s Emergency Health Unit.

It’s a role that has taken Petra all over the world - helping vaccinate against yellow fever in the Congo, and working within a reproductive health programme in Mozambique.

Until just recently, Petra was in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, helping set up a Covid-19 treatment centre at the refugee camp there for Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar. 

She's now in self-isolation in London.