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New Delhi, India
Speaks English, Hindi

Healthcare and development sector in India

Health care expert with twenty plus years’ experience in health care and development sector, with focus on clinical and preventative maternal, neonatal and sexual/reproductive health (SRH), family planning, midwifery, and chronic disease prevention. Member of STAG and MandE committee for Social Innovation Programme for Products Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health, an Initiative of BIRAC, Ministry of Biotechnology to promote innovations.


Experience
World Health Organization • India

National Professional Officer

2008 - 2012 (3 years, 11 months)
• Strategic Consulting and technical support to Ministry of Health, States, academia, UN partners and NGOs on improving maternal, sexual and reproductive health and neonatal health
• Generated innovative evidence based guidelines for improving maternal and neonatal health and family planning ---MEC Wheel, Maternal Death Review Guidelines, Comprehensive Abortion Care Guidelines, etc that were implemented nationally and in States
• Facilitated WHO funding and provided Technical support to MoH for conducting a RCT on I/V Iron Sucrose to treat anemia in pregnancy--first such trial in world and more.
Pathfinder International • India

Project Director

2008 - 2008 (9 months)
• Operationalized the Continuum of Care Program to prevent PPH, in three states in India using new technologies like AMTSL, blood collection drape and ANTI-SHOCK GARMENT. This program targeted all levels of care with an objective to reduce maternal mortality by 80%
• Ensured that the Project Team in India has a clear and shared vision of the project
VM Medical College/Safdurjung Hospital, MoH • India

Consultant and Associate Professor

1984 - 2005 (21 years, 7 months)
Provided clinical services, emergency care and training to resident doctors and nurses in Obs/gyn. Conducted research, taught MBBS and MD students of Delhi University and GGSPU, published papers, active member of the commission on PCPNDT Act,
Head of Deptt, Ambedkar Hospital, New Delhi --established clinical, emergency and FP services in new hospital

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