Dr. Benazir Patil
CEO, SCHOOL (Society of Community Health Oriented Operational Links) India
Dr. Benazir Patil has attained her PhD in Public Health Policy with a specific reference to policies of government of India vis-à-vis the population, reproductive health and family welfare aspects. She has been working since 1996 with specific assignments at the World Bank, the EU, the British High Commission (DFID), PATH and Save the Children. Her public health experience (exclusively) for more than 20 years now, makes her a very conscious professional on the issues of women, children and adolescents.
Her recent portfolio as the CEO, where-in she leads the organization SCHOOL for development and impact brings her closer to the issues of the elderly population in India and she comes across as an ardent advocate of breaking the isolation, building social support and ensuring health-care and well-being of the elderly (60+) women and men.