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Message from the SAPHA Board: 2016

January 11th, 2016 Nazeera Dawood, President South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) Potomoc, Maryland, 20854 Dear SAPHA Member, Thank you for placing your trust in me as President and in the other newly-elected Board members to lead South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) into the future. I would like to thank our immediate past president, Ami Shah, the Executive team Vaibhav Jain, Yousra Yusuf and Punam Parikh for their leadership,…Keep Reading

Achievements

Recognizing the importance of addressing the health and well-being of South Asian communities, a group of public health students and professionals formed the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) in 1999. SAPHA began as an internet community through an online listserv and has grown significantly since then. Today, SAPHA links over 200 professionals and advocates, across the United States (U.S.) and throughout the world. Below is a summary of some…Keep Reading

In the Media

In the Media

News Articles What’s Really Killing Us? By Ashish Valentine and Anna Luy Tan Originally published by The Juggernaut on June 12, 2020 “Yousra Yusuf, president of the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA), said those predispositions translate to higher risks of developing severe complications from the coronavirus. COVID-19 infection and mortality data for South Asian Americans are still not available — South Asians are counted under a more general Asian…Keep Reading

Our Committees

Our Committees

SAPHA has four working committees that focus on different areas to help SAPHA work toward its mission. Committees meet via conference call once a month to discuss ongoing projects and progress. Join a SAPHA Committee by contacting the chair for more information. We look forward to your enthusiasm and expertise and hope your service will also help you achieve your professional goals. Communications Co-Chairs: Gayatri Malhotra, Tauhid Mahmud, Supriya Misra…Keep Reading

Our Mission

Established in 1999, SAPHA is the premier organization dedicated to addressing public health issues impacting South Asians in the United States (US). Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of South Asian communities by advancing the field of South Asian public health through interactions among health professionals and shared resources, focusing on adovocacy, communication, education, and research. History & Background Ten dedicated individuals established SAPHA in the spring…Keep Reading