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Gender Inequality in Health Across Life Cycles in India, with Rajnish Prasad

On Wednesday, May 8, Dahdaleh community fellow Rajnish Prasad will provide a brief overview of gender inequity in health, followed by detailed analysis of health inequity among girls and women across life cycle in India. He will discuss the role of social and gender norms in perpetuating inequities and the health outcomes. Drawing from his own experiences working at the UN Women's Asia-Pacific Regional Office, Rajnish will share the insights gained from implementation of community-level health initiatives in India. Register below to join us in an engaging discussion about the implications of gender inequality.

Speaker Profile

Rajnish Ranjan Prasad is currently working as Programme Specialist- Gender Equality and Health & HIV/AIDS at the UN Women’s Asia-Pacific Regional Office. He has around 17 years of experience in addressing inequalities, empowering marginalized communities and providing technical support to Governments. Rajnish is working with UN Women Country Offices in the Asia Pacific region to address gender inequality in planning, and utilization of health services. He has previously worked with UNFPA and supported Government of Rajasthan, India in strengthening of large-scale programmes for holistic development of young people specially girls, addressing gender inequalities and to promote youth leadership. He has also worked with National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Government of India and managed large-scale HIV/AIDS programme.

Rajnish holds a Doctorate in Public Health from IIHMR University, India, a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health from the University of Manchester, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from University of York, Master’s in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) and Bachelor’s in Computer Application from Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

Register below and join us on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.


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Wednesday, May 08, 2024


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am


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