Ashwin Advani

Age: 29
Home Town: Boston / Washington DC
Education: BA in International Affairs from George Washington University; concentrations: Global Public Health, Conflict/Security
Specific Field Interests: Public Health, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development
Placement: SNEHA (Society for Nutrition Education and Health Action), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Ashwin has extended his Fellowship with SNEHA, which focuses on the health of women and children in the informal settlements of Mumbai. His work will enhance SNEHA's integrated health center model and life-cycle approach. He will also continue a project developing a crowd-sourced notification, data collection, mapping, and response coordination system for incidents of domestic violence. He moved to India to learn about systemic issues in the context of sustainable and capacity-building solutions, and initially worked with AIF's Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI). He started his Fellowship with ICICI Foundation's project on truckers' health before moving to SNEHA. Previously, Ashwin spent nearly five years consulting in healthcare informatics and emerging markets security in Washington DC, with roles in project management, communications, and training. In addition, Ashwin committed himself to many volunteer projects on community outreach, fundraising, youth sports, and social enterprise.

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