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Helena Huerga is a medical doctor with a PhD in Medicine, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology.

She has worked several years with MSF and other NGOs in the context of humanitarian crisis. Concerning the medical research, she has worked in the area of the infectious and parasitic diseases in immigrants as well as in the area of tuberculosis linked or not to HIV in resource-limited countries.

She joined Epicentre in 2009 with a field position and since 2012 she works at the headquarters.