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Ritu Mahendru
Ritu is a public health specialist and sociologist. Ritu has over 14 years experience of working on sexual health, HIV, gender and social issues with South Asian, African and disadvantaged communities in the UK, and in several South Asian and African countries. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Kent that looked at the Social and Sexual lives of young British Indians living in London. As a sociologist, Ritu specialises in quantitative and qualitative research. Her research interests lie in health policy, gender, gender based violence, sexual health, HIV, ethnicity, migration, displacement, social exclusion, social inequalities and health and human rights. Ritu has published a number of books and peer-reviewed chapters on sexual and reproducitve health and gender related issues. Ritu is an editorial board member at the International Journal of Human Rights In Healthcare.

Rajeeb Kumar Sah
Rajeeb is a public health specialist and PhD scholar at the Canterbury Christ Church University. His PhD research focuses on sexual health of South Asians living in the UK. He is MD in General Medicine, has MSc. in Public Health, Post Graduate Certificate in International Relations and Globalisation, and Diploma in HIV/AIDS. Rajeeb has several years experience of working with marginalised and disadvantaged communities in the UK, Nepal, Georgia and Turkey. His research expertise and area of interests are medicine, public health, maternal & child health, reproductive & sexual health, HIV/AIDS and gender issues. He has worked with young people, women, children, and other vulnerable communities. He has authored a book titled “Parental attitudes and beliefs towards Childhood Immunisation”.

Humaira Afif 
Humaira was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is an experienced and qualified medical doctor. She has a master’s degree in public policy and health from Durham University, United Kingdom. She worked with World Health Organisation as a Training and Information Officer and as well as a Medical Translator/Interpreter at Research Triangle Institute Evaluation Project. As a multi-lingual, Humaira speaks Dari, Pashtu, Urdu and English very fluently.

Obaidullah Ahmadzai 
Obaidullah is a medical doctor from Afghanistan. He gained his medical degree with honour from Kabul Medical University in 2009. He started his career with his first job as a Translator/Interpreter and was then promoted to Project Manager in Equal Access International besides working in a clinic as an OPD doctor. He is an active member of Afghanistan Journalists Council. As a multi-lingual, Obaidullah speaks Pashtu, Dari, English and Urdu fluently.