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Dr. Siddhi Aryal to Lead Vital Strategies’ Asia Pacific Regional Hub

3 December 2020 (Singapore) – Vital Strategies, a leading global health organization bringing large-scale solutions to bear on the world’s most pressing health problems, today announced Dr. Siddhi Aryal will serve as Regional Director of the Singapore office, hub of the Asia Pacific regional work.

 “We’re thrilled to have Dr. Siddhi Aryal’s leadership as part of the effort to improve health and social outcomes for the 4.3 billion people who call the Asia Pacific region home,” said Jose Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies. “With Siddhi at the helm, the Singapore office will continue to expand and enhance its engagement with governments, change-makers and advocates to strengthen public health systems and support scalable solutions to leading causes of death, disease and injury across the region.”

“There has never been a more urgent time to strengthen public health systems globally, and Vital Strategies is uniquely positioned to do just that,” said Dr. Siddhi Aryal. “Asia is a vast region with growing prosperity and economic promise, yet health inequities further exacerbated by COVID-19 impact millions. I am proud to join an organization poised to make rapid progress against today’s leading public health challenges and I look forward to working with our partners to bring innovative, evidenced based solutions to our critical work together throughout the region.”

As the Regional Director, Siddhi will oversee the implementation of regional programs and lead strategic partnerships and fundraising efforts. A veteran public health practitioner, Siddhi brings with over 18 years of experience in South and Southeast Asia specializing in capacity building, health and development, disease surveillance, global advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation. Siddhi has covered a range of health and international development issues including HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases and malaria elimination efforts.

As a trusted partner of governments and civil society around the globe, Vital Strategies has managed $131 million in worldwide programs touching more than 73 countries, with the goal of supporting governments rapidly adopt life-saving interventions and policies. Since 2017 the Singapore office has served as a regional hub for the Asia Pacific. Current programmatic efforts include responding to COVID-19, addressing critical environmental health issues such as air quality and children’s health, supporting civil registration and vital statistics, and improving road safety from India to Indonesia to the Solomon Islands.

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About Dr. Siddhi Aryal

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. He has a Ph.D. in Health Systems from Tulane University and M.Sc. in Health from University College London. Follow on Twitter @SiddhiAryal.

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About Vital Strategies

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. We work with governments and civil society in 73 countries to design and implement evidence-based strategies that tackle their most pressing public health problems. Our goal is to see governments adopt promising interventions at scale as rapidly as possible.  

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