Saroj Pachauri narrates the story of her five decades’ long career. She worked to make a difference in the lives of the poor. An interwoven tapestry is presented of the various threads of her own work life and the different roles that she played in the history and evolution of the sexual and reproductive health and rights field, detailing the sequential occurrences and the assorted twists and turns. Thus, a biographical account of her own work life is interfaced with the history and evolution of public health, family planning, maternal health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, poverty, gender, adolescents and youth and HIV and AIDS.Part I of the book,a chronology of her life, is a biographical narration by her daughter, Dr.Rashmi Pachauri Rajan of what work she undertook during her 50 years career.
Saroj Pachauri MD phD, DPH As a public health physician, she has been extensively engaged with research on family planning, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS, poverty, gender and youth. In 1995, she joined as Regional Director, South and East Asia, Population Council and established its Regional Office in New Delhi, which she managed until 2014.