Council of Medical Colleges, New Zealand
Dr Belinda Loring
B.Med (MD), MPH (Hons), FAFPHM (RACP)
Belinda holds a medical degree from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Auckland. She is a public health pysician with a special interest in health equity. She has a background in clinical medicine in rural Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on indigenous health and reducing health inequalities.
She has worked in public health policy in New Zealand at the Ministry of Health, including service integration, maternal and child health, and primary health care reform. At district health board level, she supported the development of a Maori Health Needs Assessment and inequalities framework. She has worked on rheumatic fever control in the Bay of Plenty/Lakes districts, and reducing ethnic immunisation inequities in New Zealand.
In 2010, she helped establish an Asia-Pacific network for action on health equity and the social determinants of health. From 2012, Belinda has worked on strengthening national health policies, noncommunicable disease prevention and control, and equity and social determinants of health for the World Health Organization in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, at WHO Headquarters, and for the 53 countries of the WHO European Region.