Khuat Thi Hai Oanh is co-founder and Executive Director of Center for Support Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) since 2010.
She has been strongly working towards and advocating for an inclusive society contributing to Sustainable Development Goals agenda through improving life of most vulnerable and marginalized populations: sex workers, drug users, people living with HIV, their spouses and children, poor migrants, ethnic minorities as well as LGBTI people. She played a key role in realizing the first-ever Global Fund to Fight HIV program implemented by communities and civil society in Vietnam starting in 2011 and making it a success.
Oanh is Chair of VCSPA – the largest platform of civil society supporting vulnerable populations in Vietnam. She is Chair of APCASO – an Asia-Pacific regional civil society network of community-based and non-governmental organisations on HIV, health, and social justice, and Chair of Global Fund Advocate Network in Asia and the Pacific (GFAN AP). She is a member of the Advisory Group on community, rights and gender issues to the Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria, and a member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV and Viral Hepatitis for World Health Organization.
Ms. 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.