Dr. Angela Chaudhuri

Partner, Swasti


Angela has over 21 years of experience in Public Health in India and internationally. She is a Partner, leading the Health Practice in the Catalyst Group and a Partner at Swasti, The Health Catalyst. From evaluation of several countries’ national HIV programs to research, capacity building, and knowledge management, Angela works closely with governments, civil society, community groups, and corporates. She has led teams to help countries raise close to a billion dollars towards HIV, TB, Malaria, Health Systems Strengthening and Community Systems Strengthening; and she continues to support governments with poor health outcomes, to help strengthen their systems of information, human resource management, program design and planning. She has globally co-designed interventions and helped raise more than 1.7 Billion USD for 12 countries.

She has a Degree in Dental Sciences (Bangalore University), Masters in Public Health (Boston University), and PG Diploma in Journalism (London School). She's lived in 5 countries and has worked in 30 countries. She serves on the board of the Catalyst Foundation and Swasti, and up to most recently PMNCH a global alliance hosted by WHO. She is a part of the Social Participation Technical Network of the WHO.

Angela spends a majority of her time framing the discourse from health to well-being while orchestrating elements of social, behavioral, management and technology around the technical/medical aspects, with a strong focus on Prevention and Promotion. Most recently she's been leading the COVID response through the COVIDActionCollab, a people-centric, partnership-led multi-disciplinary collaboration that supports the most vulnerable, survive and thrive during humanitarian crises.

From real-world experience to research to policy, Angela’s focus has always been people-centric health systems. Some examples include design, and scale critical community system strengthening programs and solutions telecare (health, counseling and social protection) services to urban and rural poor and marginalised communities including sex workers, transgenders, and fisherfolk., She led a team that set up one of India’s first community laboratory and community-based testing models for COVID, having learned valuable lessons from the successful model of community-based testing of HIV, vaccination for the marginalized to ensure the poorest and marginalized get easy access to COVID-19 vaccination among others.

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