Dr. Swati Sadaphal has over 15 years’ experience in global health, with a focus in Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections-STIs, and Tuberculosis), Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. She has provided technical assistance to a wide range of organizations including national governments; Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat; US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC); USAID; and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded pubic health programs in Africa and Southeast Asia. While working with leading international non-government organizations, she has routinely led initiatives in program design; clinical management in primary care, specialty care and with targeted interventions; training curricula design and facilitation; training evaluations; quality assurance of services; development of disease control and prevention guidelines; and monitoring & evaluation (M&E). Her M&E expertise is diverse; it includes program monitoring indicators development and the design and analysis of operational research, performance and impact evaluation studies.
From 2001-2003, Dr. Sadaphal led the implementation and monitoring of an STI/HIV Prevention program in Raigad District Maharashtra, India on behalf of the National AIDS Control Organization, India. She served as the STI Capacity Building Technical Officer for the Gates Foundation’s Avahan India AIDS Initiative during 2005-2006. Dr. Sadaphal co-developed National Guidelines for HIV testing and counseling among children and adolescents (Botswana), Guidelines for STI clinical management for high-risk groups including Operational Standards for STI clinics (India), and training curricula for quality improvement in TB and MDR-TB management (South Africa). In 2010, she assisted the African Development Bank-funded Support to the Control of Communicable Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) Project to develop Harmonized SADC Regional Framework for STI Prevention and Control for implementations in fifteen Southern African Member States.
In the private health sector, she has supported leading pharmaceutical research organizations and medical device design companies in drug consumption and production forecasting through global and regional epidemiologic reviews of targeted medical disorders and diseases, development of data analytic tools/algorithms and trend analysis.
Dr. Sadaphal earned her Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and graduated in medicine from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, and holds a post-graduate diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy.