Dr. Lazeena Muna-McQuay is a public health policy and development specialist with more than 22 years of work experience with the United Nations, the World Bank and other international agencies. Her work encompasses advocacy, policy and strategy development, public awareness, knowledge management, and human capacity building in the area of human rights, gender equality, health and development, with a special focus on protection and promotion of the human rights for LGBTI population and persons with disabilities.
Her technical assistance experience spans more than 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Europe, including Austria, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, South Africa, Timor-Leste and Uganda.
Dr. Muna-McQuay is a trainer and guest lecturer on Sexual Health and Human Rights issues at the Mahidol and Chulalongkorn Universities in Thailand. As a trainer, she designed and facilitated numerous regional workshops, seminars, and learning events, and skilled in giving interactive lectures, through which she stimulates inspiring discussions that lead to critical reasoning and new ideas.
Dr. Muna-McQuay received her doctoral degree in Public Health and Policy in 2004 from the University of London, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U.K. as a Ford Foundation fellow.