VK Madhavan

VK Madhavan profile

VK Madhavan has spent fifteen years working in rural India on an integrated development approach. He worked with the Urmul Rural Health Research and Development Trust in northwestern Rajasthan until 1998 and then with the Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG) from 2004 to 2012. In the interim, he worked on policy issues with ActionAid, as an independent consultant, and on women’s leadership and governance with The Hunger Project. Since May 2016, Madhavan has been the Chief Executive of WaterAid India.  


Articles by VK Madhavan


three girls standing around an incinerator as the girl in the middle disposes a menstrual health product into the incinerator. There is a blue wall to their right with wall art about how to safely use a sanitary napkin-menstrual health and hygiene COVID-19

July 1, 2021
Prioritising menstrual health and hygiene during emergencies
Access to menstrual health and hygiene management during crises such as COVID-19, is critical to upholding the right to privacy and dignity.
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