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Vidya Krishnan

Fellows 2015
South Africa
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Vidya Krishnan is a New Delhi-based journalist with 13 years of experience in covering public health in India. She completed her master's degree in critical media and cultural studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2011. After returning to India, she consulted with the Indian health ministry’s thinktank, Public Health Foundation of India, which supports government’s decisionmaking with research to ensure evidence-based policymaking in the country. While consulting with PHFI, she also wrote for Mint, a mainstream financial daily in India. In 2013, she authored India’s National Health Profile for the India office of the World Health Organization. For PHFI & WHO, her work was mainly to gather health intelligence, in a report on India’s epidemiological changes in the past decade, map health financing and policy trends to help government decisionmaking. Previously, she covered public health for national dailies like The Indian Express and The Hindustan Times. She also contributes to the British Medical Journal and Caravan magazine.


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