Aneel Brar is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Mata Jai Kaur Maternal and Child Health Center (MJK) in Rajasthan, India. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Aneel moved to his maternal ancestral village in northern India in 2011 to work with the local community to provide comprehensive prenatal care and safe childbirth services to vulnerable women living in a remote region along the India-Pakistan border. MJK’s mission is to provide care to the most vulnerable women in a manner that is responsive to culture and context and that is informed by equity and justice. As a researcher, Aneel uses anthropological insights and implementation science to inform MJK’s programs. Aneel is a graduate of the MMSc-GHD program (class of 2016) and is currently a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford.
Prerana Pandia has an MPH from the Indian Institute of Public Health and Post-graduate Diploma in Mental Health from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Prior to a career shift towards rural development and global health, Dr. Pandia was a practicing dentist. Prior to working with MJK, she worked on maternal health and mental health programs in rural Chhattisgarh, India, and in an urban slum in Delhi.
Soumya Singh has a Master of Science in Health Psychology from the University of Hyderabad. Originally from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Soumya has research interests in gender based violence, trauma, and mental health. She is now an Early Career Researcher in the Addictions Research Group at Sangath, Goa, India.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT
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