Vishakh Saraf

MPH Student

I am a public health postgraduate student with a background in Dentistry. I have had field experience in rural areas around Gautam Buddha Nagar in UP, Sonipat district in Haryana, Gandhinagar, Surendranagar district in Gujarat and Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra, along with experience in conducting a NCD rapid survey in Motera locality of Ahmedabad.

In addition, I have worked in UHC, Palaj and have observed the working of a PHC in an urban area from a close perspective. I have a deep interest in infectious disease epidemiology, with focus on Neglected Tropical diseases and ILI and SARI. I have the ambition of becoming an infectious disease epidemiologist in the future and help give back to my society.

Highest Education: BDS - ITS Dental College & Hospital, CCS University, Meerut

Date of Joining: May 6, 2020

Date Of Completion: June 5, 2020

Vishakh Saraf

MPH Student


Public Health System of India

July 28th 2020
The presentation describes the public health system of India and covers topics such as Component of health services delivery system,...
Technology Evaluations

COVID-19 Testing Data

August 7th 2020
The presentation describes the reality, limitations and sources of testing data and understanding the actual situation of COVID 19....

Covid-19 Testing data in India: Challenges and Opportunities

July 13th 2020
Importance of COVID-19 testing data Tests allow us to identify infected individuals, guiding the medical treatment that they receive. It...

Vishakh Saraf

MPH Student

  • I learnt how to edit, upload and record an appropriate public health video for widespread dissemination.

  • I learnt how to organize my research, secondary data reporting and how to use citations.

  • This was a very interesting exercise as the data for presentation was widespread. I was guided as to how to focus and narrow down the sources.

  • 1. MS Excel
    2. Data collection
    3. Data interpretation
    4. Secondary Data Analysis
    5. Policy Analysis

  • I had issues organizing raw data into ordered data. I was taught transposing and making pivot sheets which help me solve this problem.

Vishakh Saraf

MPH Student

INSPIRE Virtual Experiential Learning Program - EVALUATION MATRIX

I wanted to be part of COVID-19 tracking and dissemination of information.

Being involved in transposing data for 30 countries in SMAART Rapid Tracker and tracking all India COVID-19 testing data.

I strongly recommend INSPIRE program to others.

Experience with INSPIRE Program


Working with FHTS ha been one of the more rewarding professional experiences that I have had. The entire process of mentoring, guidance and exposure that Dr Ashish Joshi provides to us is very wholesome and illuminating. I have truly learned the value of team effort and the fact that even in bleak times of COVID-19, we can get together and help contribute to the incredible field of public health. Thank you, sir, and thank you FHTS.