Velma P. Hawkins

Our Chief Functionary

Dr. Neelam Singh Chief Functionary (Medical Practitioner and founder of an NGO).

As a Chief Functionary of Vatsalya her contribution towards organization is
providing direction, leading the program implementation, fund raising and finalizing reports & publications, administrative tasks and managing the team. She has a credit for some published papers in national and international journals.
Experience of implementing of public health programs on ground from past 30 years which spread across domain of health, nutrition, with special focus on adolescent girls & women, women leadership, women empowerment, education and WASH in the community.
Carrying out advocacy actions with government departments and establishing linkages with CSOs network, media & policy makers.

Her Publication includes.

  • Published paper on topic “Weekly iron and folic acid supplementation with counseling reduces anemia in adolescent girls: a large-scale effectiveness study in Uttar Pradesh, India” in Food and Nutrition Bulletin in 2008.

  • Published article on topic “Gender preference, attitude and awareness of young eligible couples towards pre-natal sex determination in Lucknow” in National Journal of Community Medicine in 2014.

  • Published article on topic “Putting men into menstruation: the role of men and boys in community menstrual hygiene management in Waterlines in 2015.

Her Thoughts On

  • In This Changing World With Unique Challenges That Threaten The Health And community, It Is Imperative That The Government And Community Collectively Rise To The Occasion And Face These Challenges Simultaneously, Inclusively And Sustainably. Though Civil Society Organizations Have Been Contributing To Public Health For Centuries, In More Recent Years However, They Have Grown In Scale And Influence, And Are Having Profound Impacts On Health Related Issues.

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