• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Director, Centre for Health and Social Justice, India

Center for Health and Social Justice
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Abhijit Das is a doctor with training in obstetrics, paediatrics and public health with thirty years’ experience in clinical work, training, research and policy advocacy. His areas of interest include Health and Human Rights; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population Policies, Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality; Health Equity; Health Governance and Accountability; Decentralised Planning and Monitoring; Evaluation of Complex Social and Health Interventions.

He is Managing Trustee of Centre for Health and Social Justice a health policy research and advocacy organization in India. He is the Global Co-Convenor of COPASAH a global health rights and social accountability network and a founder and earlier Co-Chair of MenEngage Global Alliance, a global alliance on working with men and boys for gender equality. He is also associated with various health rights networks in India including the national chapter of the People’s Health Movement.

He has been a member of various Government committees and is currently member of Advisory Group on Community Action of the National Health Mission, and Core Group on Health of the National Human Rights Commission, Government of India.

  • MBBS (Calcutta University (India))
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
Health Topics 
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Gender
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Das A (2020) Towards Health Equity: Operationalising a Human rights approach in Ali Mehdi and Irudaya Rajan edited Health of the Nation: Perspectives for New India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi

Contractor S, Das A, Dasgupta J and Van Belle S (2018) Beyond the Template: the needs of Tribal women and their experiences with Maternal Health Services, Int J Equity Health (2018) 17: 134
Das, A. (2017). The challenge of evaluating equity in health: Experiences from India’s maternal health program. In S. Sridharan, K. Zhao, & A. Nakaima (Eds.), Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities: Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China, India and Chile. New Directions for Evaluation, 154, 91–100.

Das A, Contractor S (2014) India’s latest Sterilisation Camp Massacre BMJ 2014;349:g7282

Das A, Hagopian A, Rao D (2011) India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana : Further Review Needed The Lancet Volume 377, Issue 9762, Pages 295 - 296, 22 January 2011