To me, health equity guarantees the freedoms and capabilities of every human being to enjoy consistent access to affordable, quality health services.
Aparna Ananthakrishnan was born and raised in Chennai, India. She is an emphatic advocate of the intersectionality between socioeconomic determinants of health on the access to care and its implications on policy and programmatic intervention. Prior to joining GHC, Aparna was a Chevening Scholar of the British Government over the course of her postgraduate study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked on different components of health systems, including sustainable urban city design, technologies to expand health access as well as maternal and reproductive rights. A keen nature enthusiast, Aparna loves watching whales, reading on conservation, and traveling to discover new places, cities and people. As a GHC Fellow, Aparna receives the unique privilege of contributing her voice to the advancement of health equity, despite being a young person whose ideas are often discounted in the reformation of social welfare systems across the developing world.