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Nikhil Srivastav

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Nikhil Srivastav is a researcher with the research institute for compassionate economics (r.i.c.e.) and is associated with Research and Action for Health in India (RAAHI) trust. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Lucknow University, a postgraduate diploma in rural development from Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU), and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas, at Austin.

Nikhil’s research interests fall at the intersection of health and social equality. He has written on the issues of caste, religion, and health in India, including why issues of caste and sanitation should be discussed together, the costs of manual scavenging, and the relationship between caste and hygiene within and outside hospitals. His current work focuses on early life and maternal health. With colleagues at r.i.c.e., Nikhil is working on piloting a program that intends to promote breastfeeding and care practices for newborn and low birthweight babies in Uttar Pradesh.

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r.i.c.e. is a non-profit research organization focused on health and well-being in India. Our core focus is on children in rural north India. Our research studies health care at the start of life, sanitation, air pollution, maternal health, social inequality, and other dimensions of population-level social wellbeing.

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