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Nand Wadhwani

Nand Wadhwani is a Founding Trustee of The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust and lives in Hong Kong.

For two decades Nand has been building a network of more than 20 websites that offer the knowledge mothers and fathers, teachers and students, doctors and village health workers, community leaders and the public need to know to keep children healthy, with a strong focus on promoting breastfeeding, safe motherhood & newborn health, preventing and treating diarrhoea, and improving water, sanitation and hygiene practices particularly in India where 20% of the world's maternal and child deaths are concentrated and 40% of the world's stunted children live.

Nand, a health education industry veteran, is presently implementing HealthPhone™, one of the Trust's flagship initiatives, which offers access to over 2,500 short educational health and nutrition videos, audio and text messages, in more than 75 languages and suitable for people who can't read. The videos are pre-loaded on a $US3 microSD memory card and inserted into mobile phones. HealthPhone™ works with many partners in collating this vast library of health videos sourced from a variety of organizations and the work has been recognized with the 2013 Katerva People's Choice Award.


Nand is a passionate advocate for the power of knowledge to educate, motivate, empower and inspire communities and particularly women to improve health practices for the benefit of children. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Child Health Foundation, the International Advisory Council of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and on the Steering Group of Healthcare Information For All by 2015 (HIFA2015). » 

 


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