Ishani Patel is a global health and development professional with experience in program design, management, and implementation of health programs. She began her career in domestic gender-based violence advocacy and policy. Since joining DAI, she has worked as a project manager on the U.K. Department of Health and Social Care-funded Fleming Fund Country Grants in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Ishani’s interests focus on public-private engagement to improve health outcomes, reproductive health and rights, and prioritizing gender and social inclusion in health programming.



Ali Shan Azhar

Ali Shan Azhar is a social sector governance specialist who started his career in Pakistan as a civil servant and since 2003 has conducted analytical research on poverty, inequality, economic growth, and human development in Pakistan and South Asia.

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