Neha Mankani


Neha is dedicated to improving maternal health outcomes in Pakistan. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to complete her Master’s in Public Health at Columbia University. Neha then returned to work at Aahung where she had worked prior to graduate school. She also is a trained doula. In the next five years, Neha would like to start her own non-profit organization integrating sexual and reproductive health and vocational training for girls and women.

This project uses an interactive and culturally appropriate board-game to build life skills and provide adolescents in Pakistan information on reproductive health and rights. The overall goal of this project is to increase knowledge, comfort levels and communication around topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights such as hygiene, gender equality, marital rights, laws and policies, nutrition and healthy families.

Rise Up Cohort: Youth Champion 2016