Gunjan Sharma
Gunjan Sharma Healthpost

A health journalist for 14 years, Gunjan Sharma is the founding editor of Previously, she covered health for about a decade for The Week, India's second largest circulated English news magazine.

She is an alumna of London School Of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Kornad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. She is the recipient of the prestigious Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence awarded by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the United Kingdom.

Gunjan has travelled extensively both in India and abroad for stories and has had an opportunity to see from close quarters how India’s public health system works –and does not work—at the grassroots.

A bio-technology graduate, she has been a guest lecturer at various journalism schools and speaker on public health at conferences and seminars across the country. Recently, she addressed students of public health and international policy , the University of Maryland.

She has won numerous awards for health journalism, including the International Press Institute (IPI) award (2011); German Development Media Awards (2013) and Mumbai Press Club RedInk Award (2016).

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Mumbai Press Club RedInk Awards, 2016 ( for reporting on science and innovation).

Mumbai Press Club RedInk Awards, 2016 ( for reporting on crime).

International Press Institute (IPI) award , 2011 for exposing the rot in India's private medical colleges.

German Development Media Award ( winner, Asia), 2013, for exposing human rights violations in India's mental hospitals.

SCARF-PII (Schizophrenia Research Foundation-Press Institute of India) Media Awards, 2013, for reporting on mental health.

REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Award, 2015, for reporting on tuberculosis

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