The CSEM Advisory Group
Khuat Thi Hai Oanh
Executive Director, Center for Support Community Development Initiatives
Khuat Thi Hai Oanh is a medical doctor graduated from Hanoi Medical University, with a Master Degree on Sexual and Reproductive Health Research from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
She co-founded the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) in 2002, and the Center for Support Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in 2010. Oanh is currently the Executive Director of SCDI whose mission is to contribute to an inclusive society through improving life of marginalized populations. Aiming at contributing to Sustainable Development Goals agenda, SCDI focuses on community empowerment and creating enabling environment for the most marginalized and vulnerable populations.
In her other capacities, Oanh is the Chair of Council of Representatives of APCASO and Chair of Global Fund Advocate Network, Asia and the Pacific. She is a member of the Advisory Group on community, rights and gender issues to the Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria.
In 2009, the World Economic Forum honored her as a Young Global Leader. In 2014, she was given Dedoner Clayton Award by the French Pasteur Institute and Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. In 2017, she was listed among the 50 Most Influential Vietnamese Women by Forbes Vietnam.