Dr. Ating Solihin

Message From Dr. Ating
“We only live truly happily when we are in love – giving and receiving it. By helping the poor with my medical knowledge and skills I am expressing my love.

I also believe that wild animals and plants have the right to live in peace – which is why I see my duty to help them finding a safe place in this time of human greed and destruction.

Dr Jane Morris Goodall and Dr. Ating Solihin

Dr Jane Morris Goodall and Dr. Ating Solihin

Hence my life goal is to work for the poor people living around National Parks in Indonesia – both with medical care and education, motivating them to preserve the habitat of the wildlife.”
– Ating Solihin, MD

Employment history

2009 – 2012 School Doctor Green School, Bali

2006 – 2008 Deputy Team Leader EPOS Health Consultants (Germany-based), Lombok Island

2004 – 2006 Hospital Doctor Catholic Mission, Flores Island

1999 – 2002 Project Manager and Researcher US NAMRU-2 (United States Naval Medical Research Unit), Papua Provinces. A two-year study to find out the impacts of different geography, climate and ethnic groups of malaria epidemiology, and its correlation with protozoa and worm infections.

1998 – 1999 Researcher Menzies School of Health Research (Australia) in East Borneo and Papua Set up and ran a study to find out the role of Nitric Oxide in Malaria immunity.

1994 and 1996 – 1997 Public Health and Doctor SOS International in Freeport mine (Papua) and KPC Mine (East Kalimantan). Evacuated patients from remote areas in Papua and Kalimantan. Provided health service to the indigenous people living around the mine.

1992 – 1994 Project Manager, Lab Supervisor and Researcher US NAMRU-2 Jayapura, Papua Province. Managed a research lab supporting studies on tropical medicine in Papua. Most study sites were transmigration areas and indigenous villages.

1990 – 1992 Hospital Head Catholic Mission , Asmat, Casuarina Coast, Papua Provided hospital-based and mobile services to hunter-gatherers in holoendemic malaria and filariasis areas of the tropical rainforest.

1990 – 1992 Head of Primary Health Center Ministry of Health, Asmat,Papua

Education and Training

1995 Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
1989 Medical Doctor, University of Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Volunteer Experience and Personal Works

Set up electronic catalog for libraries of international schools in Bali and Lombok islands
Surgeon assistant and on-site doctor of Panti Rapih Hospital during the earthquake in Yogyakarta (2006, while on leave)

Refugee doctor in the Grand Valley of Baliem (2000)

Malaria consultant of the hospitals in northeast Papua (1999)

Flying doctor of the Missions in the Central Highland (during the prolonged drought caused by El Nino 1997 – 1998) and in the Star Mountain Range (during a malaria outbreak 1989)

Emergency room assistant of the Hospital of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (1995)

The text and the images are copied from http://www.dratingfoundation.org/

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