Leader in Global Health Education Introduces New Advisory Circle

Share Article

CFHI Welcomes International Education, Entrepreneurship, and Community Development Experts to Advisory Circle

News Image
Dr. Kapadia has also been integral in helping to establish a new CFHI program in Mysore, India focusing on chronic disease and integrative medicine, expected to open in early 2016.

Child Family Health International (CFHI), a non-profit organization supporting international education programs and community health initiatives, today announced the appointment of Mitul Kapadia, Ajoy Mallik, and Ketty Munaf Rosenfeld to its Advisory Circle. As members of the Advisory Circle, they will be contributing their expertise to enhance CFHI’s innovative programming that transforms young professionals’ insights about communities around the globe, as well as capacity of healthcare workers in low resource settings.

Dr. Mitul Kapadia is currently the Director of Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He received his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and a Master’s of Science in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics. A two-time alumnus of CFHI’s Global Health Education Programs, Dr. Kapadia brings a unique perspective to the Advisory Circle. “I was lucky enough to find CFHI and participate in 2 programs—one in India as an undergraduate and one in Ecuador as a medical student,” he writes. “My experiences there played an invaluable role in solidifying my commitment to helping those in underserved communities throughout the world. I am grateful to be part of the Advisory Circle to help CFHI continue to inspire other students.” Dr. Kapadia has also been integral in helping to establish a new CFHI program in Mysore, India focusing on chronic disease and integrative medicine, expected to open in early 2016.

Prior to joining the Advisory Circle, Ajoy Mallik was a member of CFHI’s Board of Directors for thirteen years and served as Chairman in 2007 and 2008. His new advisory role allows him to stay engaged with CFHI’s efforts, while devoting more time to his venture capital fund, Follow {the} Seed. Previously, he held senior executive positions at TATA and Cognizant. To the Advisory Circle he brings an expertise in venture capitalism and entrepreneurship.

Ketty Munaf Rosenfeld, a native of Jakarta, Indonesia, has dedicated her career to international education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from American University and a Master’s of Education in Bilingual and International Education from Boston University. She brings over 20 years of experience building programs that facilitate multicultural and international awareness and education, international career development, and cultural exchange in both university and government sectors. As the Director of International Cooperative Education for Northeastern University, she was responsible for overseeing the creation and development of experiential learning programs across 128 countries. "It has been an honor to work with thousands of college students who participated in a Global internship with employers and organizations around the world,” she explains. “CFHI has played a crucial role in providing opportunities which transform our future generation to be citizens of the world."

Founded in 1992, CFHI (http://www.cfhi.org) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) operating at the grassroots level to provide transformative global health education experiences and community empowerment in underserved communities around the world. CFHI offers 30+ Global Health Education Programs designed to broaden students' perspectives about global health - as well as a variety of community health initiatives and projects - in developing countries including Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Argentina, Mexico, Uganda, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, and the Philippines. More than 8,000 students have participated in CFHI programs to date. CFHI has been granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Lauren Talamo
Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Like >
Visit website