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Sanchita Sharma

Kenya 2012
Hindustan Times
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Sanchita Sharma is the health editor of the Hindustan Times, a multi-editioned English daily newspaper in India with a readership of over 10 million. Based in New Delhi, she heads a national team of health reporters and is responsible for all health and medical coverage, including disease outbreaks, hospitals, government policy and wellness in the news and feature pages of the newspaper and the website. She has a weekly print and online column called HealthWise that appears every Sunday. Sharma has been reporting and writing on public health policy, healthcare industry and nutrition for close to two decades.  She began her career in India's leading news magazine, India Today and later for the Indian Express newspaper. She was part of the expert group that drafted the Press Council of India’s media guidelines on health reporting, including reporting on people living with HIV in 2008.


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