Nikita Patel

Nikita Patel
  • CEO & Cofounder
  • Company: Fortify Health

In September 2017, Nikita cofounded Fortify Health, an organisation which addresses the public health issue of micronutrient deficiency via the fortification of staple foods. They operate in Maharashtra and West Bengal, India, where they fortify wheat flour with iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid. They have been awarded GiveWell Incubation Grants in both 2018 and 2019. GiveWell estimates that, on average, Fortify Health provides micronutrient fortification to one person for every US$0.51 spent.

Nikita previously worked in global health communications at Malaria Consortium and, before that, was a Research and Outreach Intern at the Centre for Effective Altruism. She also worked with refugees as Project Manager at Voenna Rampa Refugee Camp in Bulgaria. She holds a degree from the University of Oxford in French and German, and is also interested in mental health and tackling modern slavery.

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