Manju Chatani, MPH

Manju Chatani is a public health advocate working in the HIV and SRHR fields for more than two decades. She is the director of partnerships and capacity strengthening at AVAC, where she supports the development and sustainability of a network dedicated to advancing advocacy, policy, regulatory, community engagement and communications efforts that help accelerate biomedical HIV prevention research and rollout. She also directs AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows Program, supports partners to engage in setting research agendas, and coordinates activities specific to enhancing women’s HIV prevention.

Ms. Chatani co-founded the African Microbicides Advocacy Group in 2003, which she coordinated until 2008. Before that, she co-founded Health & Development Networks, where she facilitated information-sharing among international civil society stakeholders involved in AIDS work. She has experience as a community mobilizer in Ghana, a program manager in South Africa and Thailand, a networking manager in Switzerland, an HIV case-manager in Hawaii, and as a journalist/blogger and media trainer throughout her career. 

Ms. Chatani’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She holds an MPH from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.