Profile - Dr. Nita Chaudhuri
Saffron Health and Environment was founded by Dr. Nita Chaudhuri in 2009, to provide expertise in participatory approaches for solving health, environment and sustainable development issues in which she has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of stakeholders.
Dr. Chaudhuri developed the first environmental health promoter position in Canada. Participatory and interactive methods guide her facilitation, research, policy and programme development. She has worked both locally and internationally in Canada, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Mexico, India, South Africa, Egypt, Bangladesh and France for organisations such as the WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and IDRC as well as the private sector.
Dr. Chaudhuri works in English, French and Bengali. Her interests include gender, poverty, environmental health, children’s health and the environment, housing and health, pesticides, wastewater, food security, biodiversity, reproductive health and climate change.
Her doctoral research took her to Senegal where she worked with urban farmers on pesticide and wastewater risk reduction strategies. She has training in biology, nutrition, education, planning and public health. She recently developed a Master's level course on Global Health Challenges and Conflict Resolution at the American University of Paris where she is adjunct professor and works on health and equity issues with marginalized Roma communities in France.
Health Promotion and Building Capacity with the Roma