Sophie Bader (née Cousins) is an Australian health writer based in South Asia with a specific focus women's and girls' health. She is currently working on a book project about women's health in the region. Prior to moving to South Asia in early 2015 she spent two years reporting from the Middle East with a focus on the Syrian war. She writes frequently for the Guardian, The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the London Review of Books, NewsDeeply and Foreign Policy. In 2015 she was named a UN Foundation press fellow and a fellow at the National Press Foundation. In 2016 she was a global issues fellow at the UN Foundation and attended several international health conferences on scholarships. She received a grant from the South Asia Journalists Association to report on women's health in Afghanistan in 2017. She graduated in 2016 with a Masters of International Public Health from the University of Sydney. Throughout her degree she worked with a team of doctors on several academic papers about disease outbreaks in Nepal following the earthquake.
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