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Ms. Parinita Bhattacharjee

Parinita Bhattacharjee has over 18 years of experience in designing and managing programmes for sexual health, and HIV prevention and care. She currently provides technical support to the Government of Kenya’s HIV prevention programmes. A strong believer in planning with the community, Ms Bhattacharjee has developed participatory tools on sexual health and provided technical support to the HIV prevention interventions of the governments of Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia. She has authored journal articles, strategy papers, reports and project-related training manuals. Ms Bhattacharjee’s previous work experience is in scaling HIV prevention interventions with sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender populations in Karnataka, India. As Director (Programmes) at the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) she contributed significantly to different projects. She also provided support to Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Societies in scaling targeted interventions in the state. She was a member of NACO’s Technical Working Group to scale the Link Worker Scheme. Ms Bhattacharjee holds a Master’s degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.