Sahani Chandraratna

Sahani Chandraratna has nearly a decade of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and has published articles on community engagement and women’s rights in low- and middle-income countries. Sahani is passionate about health equity, effective altruism, and the social determinants of health. She worked as a Senior Project Officer in the New York City Department of Health, where she managed four programs in the Bureau of HIV, providing programmatic and technical support to over 30 clinics, hospitals, and nonprofits in the New York City area. In 2019, she moved to Sri Lanka to work as the Health Promotion and Communications Officer for the World Health Organization (WHO) Sri Lanka country office. During her tenure at this post, she served as the risk communication and community engagement focal point during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sahani was awarded the WHO Regional Director Team Award for Excellence as the communication team lead in 2021. Currently, Sahani works at a Sri Lankan women’s rights nonprofit and consults for the development sector. Sahani has a Bachelor of Art in Sociology from The George Washington University and a Master in Public Health, as well as a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in the City of New York.

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