Girls Health Champions Collaborates with Niramaya Health Foundation Priya Shankar and Ricky Sharma, the co-founders of Girls Health Champions, an organization that trains adolescent girls as peer health educators collaborated with Niramaya Health Foundation in implementing the peer education model in schools in Mumbai, India. Girls Health Champions is a program that was designed and conceived by Priya Shankar (MD/MPH, Harvard School of Public Health 16’, Boston University School of Medicine 17’) and Ricky Sharma (Harvard Kennedy School 18’) and focuses on training adolescent girls in a four-part curriculum including
1. Nutrition and anemia,
2. Mental health and gender-based violence,
3. Menstruation, and
4. Reproductive health.
In collaboration with Niramaya Health Foundation as an implementation partner, to date, the program has trained nearly 100 Champions and worked with over 750 adolescent girls in Mumbai.