Kavita works on Health Promotion and Advocacy initiatives at PHFI. Her work combines teaching, action research, designing innovative approaches for health promotion and developing capacity building modules. Kavita teaches modules on Health Communication, and Nutrition Policy Processes.
Kavita has over eleven years of applied public health experience. Her current work includes documentation of innovations in family planning service delivery in India and research on linkages between agriculture and nutrition. Her recent assignments have involved advocacy and capacity building to strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH) policies, practices and strategies. She is also part of an effort that aims at developing alcohol control initiatives at PHFI. Her earlier work at CARE India integrated planning, and implementing programme strategies related to HIV and AIDS and reproductive health needs of communities. At Futures Group, under the POLICY Project, she participated in formulating HIV/AIDS policy interventions with the Government, faith-based organizations and NGOs, and supported decentralised planning of programmes. She reviewed programming issues related to care & support for children affected by HIV/AIDS in low-prevalence settings and provided technical support for developing evidence for advocacy under the Essential Advocacy Project (Avahan). Kavita interned with the Child and Adolescent Health and Development Department at WHO, Geneva where she contributed to the development of an information system to review and analyse adolescent health data for policy and programme planning.
She has MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Masters in Social Work from Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi, and a Diploma in Human Rights from International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.