Nikhil D. Patil, MPH, is the Senior Project Support Specialist for the Mectizan Donation Program. In this role, he is responsible for providing programmatic support to Ministries of Health on their applications requesting Mectizan for the elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. He is also supporting database management, analyzing and visualizing drug donation data to communicate actionable insights to governments and non-government stakeholders.
A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Togo (’08-’10), Nikhil has spent the past decade of his career advocating for women, children, and other marginalized populations on a wide range of health topics including immunizations, Ebola response, clean water, medical device design, and health service delivery. Prior to joining The Task Force for Global Health, he consulted on projects for clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children, RTI International, and CARE.
Nikhil is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, and he holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is fluent in both French and Spanish.