Dr Saschveen Singh

Tropical infectious disease adviser

2023 WA Australian of the Year Nominee

As a tropical infectious disease adviser for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Dr Saschveen Singh has helped some of the world's most disadvantaged people during epidemics and in conflict hotspots. 

Saschveen has been on the front line with medical teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo, treating patients for tropical illnesses including Ebola amid civil unrest. She’s worked in a variety of other contexts including COVID-19 and measles outbreaks; helping to treat malaria and neglected diseases of poverty; and caring for refugees in a camp in Tanzania after they fled conflict in Burundi.  

Back home in Perth, Saschveen – an advocate for human rights and equitable access to healthcare – has worked in general practice, adult and paediatric emergency medicine, refugee health, travel and occupational health.  

She is a long-term volunteer for community radio station RTRFM, presenting on a music show featuring women and gender diverse artists, and has featured on ABC Radio National’s Health Report.