Aparna is a medical doctor (MBBS, MD) with over 3 years of experience working in public health in India. Previously, she worked as a Medical Consultant at divisional and state levels in the states of UP and Uttarakhand as part of the WHO NTEP team. She has worked as a volunteer researcher for UNDP, contributing to the formulation of various national policy reports. Additionally, she has completed a master’s degree in health policy, planning, and financing (joint degree course by LSHTM & LSE) and has done a postgraduate diploma in infectious diseases. Currently, she is working as a Global Accessor (volunteer role) in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is responsible for assessing applications to small grants programs and abstract entries received by the organisation.