Monalisa Padhee, PhD

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Monalisa Padhee is the Program Head of Women Wellness Initiative and Enriche Health at Barefoot College, a grassroots CSO based in India. In her role, she works on conceptualizing and delivering health care interventions directed at disrupting the "intergenerational cycle of poor health" in rural girls and women. Working with community health workers and trainers in more than 30 villages, her main efforts have been raising awareness on menstrual, sexual and reproductive health rights and services, specifically for semi and/or illiterate girls and women and introducing simplistic digital and technological solutions for providing basic diagnostic care. She is passionate about creating entrepreneurial health solutions for community health workers who she believes play the most important role in improving health outcomes. Dr. Padhee holds a doctoral degree in Medical Science from University of South Australia, Australia and an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from ICFAI University, India.

Fellowship Focus: A community driven approach to recognition of sexual and reproductive health rights.