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Priya Parikh

Priya

Co-fellow

Kettie

Kettie Sambani

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
Partner: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Uganda
Health equity means being able to attain the highest level of health, no matter an individual's age, ethnicity race, color, gender.

Priya Parikh hails from Fort Lee, New Jersey. She is an ambitious, optimistic, and vocal champion for children’s health rights. Prior to joining GHC, Priya worked as a Graduate Evaluation Consultant at Catholic Relief Services where she examined the impact of the Girls Agro-Investment Program (GAIN) on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Western Uganda. She also worked as a Policy Advocacy Researcher and Intern for the International Network Agency for Education in Emergencies where she researched the linkage between education and health with a focus on the space in which healthcare and education coincides. Through her work, Priya has developed strong partnerships with leading nonprofits, such as the Global Poverty Project. Priya holds a Master of Public Administration in international organizations from Columbia University. During her free time, Priya enjoys reading and singing Indian classical music.