Sophie von Bernus
Junior Snakebite Officer
Sophie switched careers after several years of working as an occupational therapist, where she engaged in enhancing quality of life and independence for children and adolescents with disabilities. She recently finished her Master of Health Sciences, with the specialisation International Public Health. Sophie originally came into contact with Health Action International (HAI) during her Master’s thesis, during which she investigated the skills Civil Society Organisations need in order to engage in policy for better access to sexual and reproductive health commodities in Uganda.
Sophie is passionate about creating health equality and opportunities for everyone, which is what drove her to HAI. She works on the Snakebite programme empowering Civil Society and engaging to improve access to antivenoms in Kenya, and will be responsible for the launch of the project in Uganda and Zambia.
Sophie is fluent in English, Dutch and German and is proficient in Swedish and French.