Priyanka Kadam

President & Founder
  • Email:

    priyanka@she-india.org

  • Phone:

    +91 9820 523 297

Ms Priyanka Kadam is the President & Founder of Snakebite Healing and Education Society (She-India.org). She spends her time working with individuals and NGOs working in the area of snakebite management. Her expertise is Human Right Issues, Community Engagement & Advocacy. She has brought together talents from varied backgrounds to work on the grossly neglected health issues related to snakebites in India.   Snakebites are estimated to kill more than 50,000 people annually in India and the morbidity that accompanies a venomous snakebite is five times more than human fatalities. Ms Kadam has been actively working with various grass root level groups in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Karnataka to mitigate snakebite incidences and spread awareness in rural India. She has been driving projects at the community level with a special focus on capacity building of missionary hospitals & awareness through panchayats across Indian states.   Ms Kadam has more than 28 years of corporate experience. She holds a BA in Economics, M.A. in Sociology and a PG Diploma in Human Rights. She is also CAMS (Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialist) certified and remains an active member of India's evolving AML & Regulatory Compliance Fraternity.   In 2018, Ms Kadam quit her full-time corporate role to work on snakebite mitigation full-time. She has helped produce an advocacy film on the snakebite burden in India, THE DEAD DON’T TALK. Here’s the link to the film: https://youtu.be/q9wk-NkpKo8 In November 2019, the snakebite advocacy film THE DEAD DON’T TALK got an award at the International Science Film Festival of India.   Ms Kadam has also helped create short community awareness videos that have been dubbed in 10 regional languages of India.   Ms Kadam was a member of WHO's Global Snakebite Envenoming Group and helped author WHO's Snakebite Strategy and Road map published in May 2019 . Ms Kadam considers snakebite incidents as a human right issue and focuses to create awareness around this challenge through advocacy and community engagement. In the last six years, Ms Kadam has presented in various snakebite & toxinology symposiums in India, Nepal, Netherlands and USA to create awareness on this socio-economic impact on people’s lives.   Ms Kadam is an animal lover with a keen interest in bird watching. When not on the field, she can be found in and around Mumbai, Maharashtra.