Shanti Singh-Anthony MD, MPH
Dr. Shanti Singh-Anthony worked with the Guyana Health Care system for 20 years. As a medical doctor, she delivered clinical management to patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation–Guyana’s only tertiary hospital and provided primary health care services in rural communities along Guyana’s coastland. After completing her studies in public health in 2004, she took up leadership positions at the national level. She served as the director of the National Tuberculosis Control Program and program manager for the National Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Guyana.
In 2006, she was assigned to Guyana’s HIV Program as the director of the country’s largest HIV treatment, and provided comprehensive treatment to people living with HIV. One year later, in 2007, as the head of Guyana’s National HIV response, she coordinated multiple partners–US President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Pan American Health Organization, United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and other UN agencies. She successfully led policy initiatives, mobilized donor resources, and established guidelines and protocols for the delivery of quality HIV services. She represented Guyana and participated in policy formulation at the regional (Executive Board of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS) and international levels (UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board and the Board of the Global Fund). Dr. Singh-Anthony also served as a member of the planning committee of the 19th International AIDS Conference held in Washington, DC.
In 2016, Dr. Singh-Anthony joined the Caribbean’s HIV response. Funded by USAID, she commenced working as the knowledge management coordinator for the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS. Collaboratively with Johns Hopkins University, Centers for Communication Programs, she created synthesized, repurposed, and shared up-to-date local and international knowledge and experiences with national HIV responses across the Caribbean. To date, she continues to lead knowledge management for HIV in the Caribbean.