``If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.``

― Winston S. Churchill

Vineeta’s first successful ‘whack’ was a collective effort with her brother, at age 7, to make a point to the police chief that they must be able to visit their mother, a political detainee, after school hours.

Vineeta has given speeches and presentations and conducted workshops at several conferences, and in over 70 universities, across the U.S. and Europe. She has spoken on various issues such as health policies, equity, access to affordable medicines, women’s rights and leadership, south-north power dynamics, localization, and empowered partnerships.

Areas Of Interest

Health Equity

Health equity is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being.WHO

All paths to achieve any health goal go through the ring of fire of health equity, difficult but attainable.

The vehicle to successfully make it to the other side of the ring of fire must be fuelled by empowered partnerships and women’s leadership.

Empowered Partnerships

The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.SDG17

Key factors that determine if partnerships are empowered include:

How, what, and when of the table laid for the partners to sit.
How, who, and where of the decision making and resources.
How, what, and when of the shared principles, values, vision, and goals.

Women's Leadership

“I know where I am going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I am free to be what I want.”Aruna Asaf Ali

Unique value proposition of women’s leadership includes deep emotional intelligence, decisiveness for greater good, and empathy.

Nothing less than our future depends on having more women leaders and more male leaders who embrace the qualities that women leaders have.



“Continuum of Care in RMNCH”
RMNCH Task Force, Jinja, Uganda

“Has the Response to HIV/AIDS Done More Harm or Good?”
The Lancet, XVI International AIDS Conference – Toronto, Canada

“Integrating Maternal & Newborn Health: Need, Challenges and Opportunities”
Annual Advanced Practice Neonatal Forum, Washington DC, US

“Professional Association Strengthening: Partnership for RMNCH”
Women Deliver 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark

“HIV/AIDS and the Looming Crisis of Access to Medicines”
The Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, US

“Borderless Disparities”
Emory University, Atlanta, US

“Access to Healthcare and Medicines: Corporate Responsibility”
The Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility Conference, New York, US

“Access to Medications: Local & Global Dimensions”
University of Chicago, Chicago, US

“Developing Real Interventions for Real People”
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, US

“Global Access to HIV/AIDS Medications: Local and Global Dimensions”
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, US

Congressional Briefing
Office of Rep. Henry Waxman, Washington, DC, US

“Health Equity: Global Access to Medicines”
University of North Carolina, Durham, US

“Global Combat Against AIDS”
University of California at San Diego, San Diego, US

“Global Trade and Access to Lifesaving Drugs”
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Washington, DC, US

“Health Care Systems, Equity, and Access to Essential Medicines”
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, US

“Health Care: Women & Access”
University of Maryland, College Park, US

“Health for All is a Global Call”
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US

“HIV, Women, and Economic Development”
Group Against Poverty and AIDS (GAP-A), Washington, DC, US

“HIV/AIDS in India, Crisis, Policy and Action”
Marquette University, Milwaukee, US

“Health Disparities: Local and Global Dimensions”
University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bent, US

“HIV/AIDS in India”
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US

“Intellectual Property Rights & Access to Essential Medicines: Indian Patents Act.”
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US

“International HIV Problems & Intervention: Towards Health Equity”
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, US

“Policy debate about supporting low-prevalence countries”
Children & HIV/AIDS: Action Now, Action How – An International Symposium – Mexico City, Mexico

“Quality Healthcare in Developing Countries: Sustainability, The New Imperative”
University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, South Bent, US

“Perspectives on Borderless Health Disparities”
American Medical Student Association’s 57th Annual Convention “Health Care Justice: Pursuing the Dream of a Healthy Society,” Arlington, US

“The International Response: Global & Local Dimensions”
South Asian Studies Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, US

“The International Response to HIV: Gender Implications”
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, US

“Universal Access to Treatment: What Will it Take?”
University of Florida, Gainesville, US

Health Equity, Patents, and Local Manufacturing
Association for India’s Development (AID), College Park, Maryland

“Access to Medicines; Crisis, Policy, and Action”
Kefa Café – Silver Springs, US

Contact Vineeta for speaking at virtual or in-person events, writing, and consulting.