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Arundati Muralidharan

Arundati is Manager-Policy at WaterAid India. She has over 15 years of experience as a public health practitioner and qualitative researcher with expertise in menstrual health and hygiene management, and gender and sanitation, and sexual and reproductive health. Arundati is driven by her interest in understanding and addressing the factors outside of the health sector that impact health and influence health behaviour. At WaterAid India, she aims to generate and garner evidence to advocate for the effective integration of WASH into health interventions and policy initiatives. Previously, Arundati worked with the Public Health Foundation of India, leading research studies on social determinants of health. She started her public health career with Population Services International (PSI), Mumbai, developing and implementing behaviour change and community led interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention. Arundati has a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Boston University and a Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

Latest Articles By Arundati Muralidharan

Nutrition In the News: Hygiene Matters

Arundati Muralidharan

To sustain these important nutritional benefits, interventions must incorporate attention to hygiene behaviours, particularly those that prevent harmful faecal pathogens from entering children’s bodies, and depleting and diverting nutrients essential for physical and cognitive growth

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