Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Project Manager Position for Health Specialist

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Project Manager Position for Health Specialist

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A PUBLIC health specialist who has worked in war-torn countries all over the world has landed his dream job in Newcastle.

Luke Arend, 43, has started work with Health Watch Newcastle as a project manager. The anthropology and public health graduate will use his academic skills to good use developing surveys and collating results on the public's views of health and social care in the city.

The role is one he is looking forward to making his mark upon, however; he's pleased that some of his experiences working under hostile conditions won't be replicated in the North East.

"My first experience abroad was in India when I was 16. It opened my eyes to what life was like for the majority of people on the planet and urged me to do more to help those less fortunate than myself."

Indeed he did do more. After university, Luke worked with street children in Colombia before joining Medicins Sans Frontieres, an international medical humanitarian aid agency, providing medical services to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and other disasters. …

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