Anupama Dathan

Anu is the health research assistant at ONE's DC office. She works on issues key to ONE’s mission in several areas of global health, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and maternal and child health. Previously, she worked for Illinois PIRG, a public interest group in Chicago, where she did research and advocacy on a variety of issues ranging from tax to health care. Anu attended Duke University in North Carolina, where she majored in public policy with a focus on global health.

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Nutrition for Growth recipients make dramatic strides in transparency

Nutrition for Growth recipients make dramatic strides in transparency

Kapiri Lea School. Photo credit: World Food Programme At last year’s Nutrition for Growth summit, ONE pledged to encourage governments and other partners to make public their progress towards fulfilling their commitments. Stakeholders should provide information on the development of national nutrition strategies, domestic r......
One million babies are dying every year on their first day of life

One million babies are dying every year on their first day of life

In 2012, 6.6 million children died before their fifth birthday. But perhaps even more surprisingly, 2.9 million of those babies lived less than one month. And according to Save the Children’s new report “Ending Newborn Deaths,” one million of those babies died on their first – and only – day of life.
WHO: Malaria deaths are not going down fast enough

WHO: Malaria deaths are not going down fast enough

A health worker installs a bed net for a rural family. Photo credit: ONE  Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its 2013 World Malaria Report, which tracks trends in the global fight against malaria. The organization’s Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan summed up its findings with, “This remarkable prog......
Outside advocacy: How doctors and scientists approach preventable disease

Outside advocacy: How doctors and scientists approach preventable disease

At ONE, our main way of eradicating preventable disease is through advocacy – letting our members of Congress and world leaders know that we want them to fund life-saving programs that give patients treatment and access to quality health care. But there is more than one way to solve preventable disease, which is what I&hell......
Big reduction in AIDS, but not enough funding to reach 2015 goals

Big reduction in AIDS, but not enough funding to reach 2015 goals

PMTCT treatment helps stop the spread of AIDS by ensuring that HIV positive women do not pass the virus on to their children. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard.  Every year, UNAIDS releases a comprehensive update on the AIDS epidemic. And every year, global health advocates the world over hail the progress mentioned in the repor......
Advice from one AIDS advocate to another

Advice from one AIDS advocate to another

Meet Thokozile (Thoko) Phiri from Malawi. Like many of our ONE volunteers, she works hard to protect AIDS programs like The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. But unlike many ONE volunteers, she advocates globally and in her community in Malawi, where a tenth of the population is affected by HIV/AIDS – inc......
5 steps African governments must take to end AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030

5 steps African governments must take to end AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030

Girl with a bed net – a crucial tool to help prevent the spread of malaria. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ ONE. Last week, leaders of the African Union member nations made an ambitious pledge to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics in their countries by 2030. This is a monumental goal that will take&hell......
Top takeaways from the Women Deliver conference in Malaysia

Top takeaways from the Women Deliver conference in Malaysia

Anupama Dathan is the health research assistant for ONE in D.C. Check out her take on the Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia, and what the next steps are for activists who care about the health of women around the world. Last week, thousands of government leaders, health care professionals, NGOs, media and more came togethe......
The challenges of addressing HIV for gay Africans

The challenges of addressing HIV for gay Africans

Stigma and discrimination are some of the worst things an HIV-positive person can encounter – and for those living in the developing world, it can be even harder if the person is gay.  Testing for HIV/AIDS. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard This can lead to being afraid of getting tested for HIV or getting treatment if&hel......
VIDEO: What it’s REALLY like to live with HIV

VIDEO: What it’s REALLY like to live with HIV

We talk so much about helping those with HIV/AIDS in some of the world’s poorest places. But who are they, exactly? What are their lives like? While we may never know each person’s story, the Florida Department of Health did a wonderful job of documenting some of the struggles and successes of 13 men and…...
Is the world forgetting about sanitation?

Is the world forgetting about sanitation?

Water, water everywhere…but not enough that’s clean, says a new WHO and UNICEF report released this week. As part of the Millennium Development Goals, the world aimed to halve by 2015 the population without access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation. The good news is that we met the drinking water goal b......