Sainath Banerjee, National Urban Health Mission, India
Sainath Banerjee, is a Medical Anthropologist by training, holds Ph. D in Population Genetics and was a research fellow with National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi, India. Dr. Sainath has over two decades of experience in the field of development in public health, particularly in program designing, management and scale up. For the last fourteen years, he has been engaged in designing and implementation of evidence based urban health program such as Environmental Health Project (EHP), Extended Urban Health Program, and Community Based Urban Health Program in collaboration of John Hopkins University, Urban Health Initiative (UHI) and more recently, Health of the Urban Poor (HUP) supported by USAID and Gates Foundation. He played a critical role in designing and initial rolling out support to National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), Govt. of India by providing key policy, technical and program- architectural support on urban health, both at National and state level. He has worked with many national and international organizations such as PFI, Care India, EHP, and Development Alternatives and also served as founder board member of Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC). His area of interest in urban health are Health System, Governance and Planning, Addressing Equity, Convergence, Capacity Building, Measurement and Learning. Currently, Dr. Sainath is associated with Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported Technical Assistance Support Program to Government of India on National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).
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