Shubham Choudhary is the founder of Safe Access, a not-for-profit organization enabling equitable healthcare for India’s LGBTQ community. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Rise Up Youth Champion working in the field of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
“My vision for the future of healthcare is universal access to safe, affordable, non-judgemental, equitable and inclusive healthcare services to all” – says Shubham.
Launched in 2018, Safe Access works at the interaction of health and technology to enable equitable healthcare for the LGBTQ community across India. Shubham’s organization, so far impacted 1,000 individuals, and works to sensitize and equip healthcare providers to serve the needs of the LGBTQ community in the most effective and compassionate way. In addition, his team connects these healthcare providers with the LGBTQ community through an online platform where the community can find, rate and review the healthcare providers based on their personal experiences.
As a Gandhi Fellow, he worked on transforming public education systems in rural Rajasthan, India. He initiated “Mahavari se Yaari”, a grassroots-level campaign to educate women and girls on menstrual health and hygiene. Shubham has a Bachelors of Arts from the Delhi University, a Diploma in Women and Gender Studies from Indira Gandhi National Open University and is a certified Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights trainer.