Abhijit is a public health physician with over 30 years’ experience on reproductive health, gender, human rights and health governance related issues. He is a global pioneer on involving men for gender equality. He has many papers in academic and popular publications and has been invited as speaker on various platforms including the UN and EU. He serves as Advisor to various research centres and policy making bodies in India and across the world.
Abhijit is Managing Trustee, Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ), India and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, USA.
CHSJ ‘s interventions in Kolkata include PARICHITI working on Women’s Leadership and Rights across 20 slums in the city. He is also involved in KOLKATA INITIATIVES, which runs Senior Centres for elderly women in six slums of the city and is supported by financial support from the more affluent aimed at helping the poor.
Abhijit did his MBBS from Medical College Bengal, Calcutta.