Dr Kalpana Sabapathy
BSc(Intercal) MBBS MRCP MSc PhD
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I have worked in global health as a clinician, researcher and implementer of innovative models of delivery to reduce health inequalities, by improving quality of care and access to health services in primary care settings in Africa and Asia, mainly for populations affected by or at risk of HIV. Since 2019 I have returned to clinical work in the UK and currently work part-time as a GP in addition to my role as Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am now turning my research focus to the positive and negative impacts of remote consulting on health inequalities in the UK.
I was Associate Trial Co-ordinator of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial (2012-2019) which is the largest HIV prevention trial to date. It was a cluster randomised trial in 21 communities in Zambia and South Africa, with a total population of ~1 million and a research cohort of 42,000 individuals. We demonstrated that a 20-30% reduction in population HIV incidence was achievable using a ‘universal testing and treatment’ intervention. I was PI of two nested studies within the trial examining factors associated with uptake of trial interventions.
I previously worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) HIV Advisor for MSF in Amsterdam and had oversight of several HIV programmes in Africa and Asia. I was a member of MSF’s International HIV/AIDS Working Group which developed innovations to improve access to care for complex conditions in resource-limited settings, and worked with local teams on operational research to advocate for policy change in a number of countries. -: CLEANED :-