Amulya Nidhi is a health activist and a public health expert with a strong grass root connect. His two decades of expertise spans from campaign building, advocacy, and action research. He has a master’s degrees in Social Work & Archaeology and a post graduate diploma in medical law and ethics.
Amulya Nidhi has worked with civil society organisations in various capacities and been an active founder member of two flagship voluntary groups: Silicosis Peedit Sangh, and Swasthya Adhikar Manch. He is also a national co-convener of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, India chapter of the People’s Health Movement.
Since, 2010 Amulya Nidhi successfully spearheaded a campaign against unethical clinical trials through the ‘Swasthya Adhikar Manch’, leading to the Government of India enacting new rules and legislations on clinical trials. He drew national attention to the issues of occupational health hazard due to silicosis and other diseases amongst migrant tribal labourers through the Silicosis Peedit Sangh.
Since 2006, Silicosis Peedit Sangh has been furthering the cause of silicosis victims by combining action research, public interest litigation, community mobilization, and evidence-based advocacy with state and national level stakeholders. He is a member of the Supreme Court appointed investigation committee on Silicosis in Madhya Pradesh from 2016 and a key member of the state mentoring group on community action in health (MGCA) formed by Govt of Madhya Pradesh for the past one decade. He is also a member of advisory committee for drafting Right to Health Act and State Supervisory committee member under PCPNDT Act in Madhya Pradesh.
He has published his work on occupational health issues in leading journals and newspapers. He has been instrumental in conducting research on occupational health issue in Madhya Pradesh, impact of Bt cotton among farmers health, investigation on unethical clinical trials. He has been part of evaluation of state led Health workers programme in Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh.
He has extensively worked on health workers’ and health rights training programs, community-based monitoring of health services, and medical ethics. He has been actively involved in strengthening campaigns on Right to Health and health care services, He has been instrumental in being the voice of the voiceless and probing patients’ rights and advocating for accountability in the public health system.