Pratik Phadkule is RMF India’s Program Manager, Health and Nutrition. Pratik received a BA in Social Work (Rural Development) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Rural Development, Tuljapur in 2007. He spent a year as a Fellow at M V Foundation, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, where he studied their Education and Child Labour Eradication Programme.
In 2008, Pratik rejoined the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and completed an MA in Social Work with a specialization in Community Health in 2010. During this time, he also worked with the Louisiana Public Health Institute in New Orleans as part of a student exchange program with Tulane University.
Pratik worked in Chhattisgarh with the Public Health Resource Society on capacity building and training of health officials, including workers under India’s National Rural Health Mission. In his free time, he enjoys Hindi and Marathi literature, music, and is an avid fan of Bollywood movies.