Dr. Siddhi Aryal is the Regional Director for Vital Strategies Asia Pacific and leads strategic partnerships and fundraising efforts in the region. He also provides oversight and leadership to our Singapore team in their work implementing global programs. He is a trained public health professional with over 18 years of experience in South and Southeast Asia in designing, managing and implementing health and development programs in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
His achievements include setting up and effectively managing regional technical assistance and management hubs for surveillance, capacity development and health systems strengthening programs. Between 2009 and 2018, he provided technical assistance to government departments across the region and collaborated with academic institutes, NGOs, technical agencies, the private sector, WHO, and government entities across Southeast Asia and the Greater Mekong Subregion on HIV and AIDS, TB, neglected tropical diseases and malaria elimination efforts.
Dr. Aryal comes to Vital Strategies after serving in regional director roles for the QED group, Malaria Consortium, and Pact’s US $25 million, five-year USAID/REACH program covering HIV and livelihoods support. His programs have achieved excellent evaluation results and made important contributions to strengthen access to health services for key populations. He has also served in policy forums, such as TB-HIV coordination and cross-border collaboration for infectious disease management, and has led successful fundraising efforts with the U.K. Department for International Development, USAID, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and several foundations.
He has a Ph.D. in Health Systems from Tulane University and M.Sc. in Health from University College London.