Bianca Tolboom is a nurse and a public health professional, with 12 years of experience in the international medical humanitarian field. She worked in various (fragile and conflict affected) contexts, including Sudan and South Sudan, Somalia, India, South Africa, Bahrain, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea. The work she did ranged from coordinating and managing hospitals, clinics and therapeutic feeding centers, to organizing mass vaccination campaigns and responding to cholera outbreaks.
In Zimbabwe, South Africa and Papua New Guinea, the focus of her work was to establish and run community based interventions, responding to the medical and psychosocial needs of survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence. She has been involved in qualitative and quantitative research.
At KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Bianca brings in her experience with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and fragile settings, she is involved in the development of the strategy for work in fragile and conflict affected environments, and the development of related courses. This includes the development of a strategy and a course for SRHR and fragile settings. She also currently works as the international country coordinator for Share-Net, and is involved in various other SRHR projects.