Dr. Geet Chainani
Dr. Geet Chainani is the President and Co-Founder of Life Bridge US, a registered nonprofit organization in the United States and the Country Director of Life Bridge Pakistan Trust, registered under the social welfare act of Pakistan. After having been raised in America her identity as a Sindhi brought her back to Pakistan in search of her family history. An unexpected twist of fate brought her face to face with what is now being termed as the “greatest natural disaster of our time” – the massive flooding that began on July 29, 2010. After witnessing the great burden of disease whose victims mainly consisted of women and children Dr. Chainani decided to dedicate the rest of her trip to providing emergency medical care in two tent cities.
As a response to her community’s interest in her work in Pakistan Dr. Chainani founded Life Bridge US. Seven months after the floods, Dr. Chainani still continues to volunteer her services in the interior regions of Sindh for hepatitis eradication, mobile healthcare service delivery, health and hygiene awareness, capacity enhancement and skill based training of existing healthcare workers. Dr. Chainani was granted a Doctor of Medicine degree by Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts. She plans to pursue her Masters in Public Health in 2011.