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Our Team

As the Technical Support Unit (TSU) learnt and transitioned to roles that are more deeply embedded within the government programs, there was a felt need to make strategic shifts in the way the team was structured, so that state and district teams of the TSU are positioned to have greater legitimacy to influence thinking and planning, and be accepted as catalysts of internal change.

The GoB made a specific request to the TSU to create District Resource Unit (DRUs) in the image of the highly-valued State Resource Unit (SRU), where the DRU would be a close partner of the District Administration and district program leadership, providing technical assistance in improving program performance. While such an arrangement carries risks of co-option or reduction to support staff for the numerous meaningless administrative tasks in these offices, we backed ourselves to turn this into opportunities for catalyzing genuine change.

Care Bihar Team's Work Flow

Our Strength in Personnel

Our Strength in Personnel

Leadership

Dr. Hemant Shah

Dr. Hemant Shah

Dr. Hemant Shah is the Chief of Party (BTSP). He holds an MS in General Surgery, an M.Sc. (Public Health in Developing Countries) from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management from IGNOU. He has worked in the capacity of Director, SRU (State RMNCH+A Unit) in Bihar prior to taking up the role of Chief of Party. He worked as a maternal health expert in Integrated Family Health Initiative (IFHI) project and lead the Quality Improvement work in health facilities in Bihar. In the past, he has been a deputy director in Bhansali Trust. Hemant Shah is associated with number of academic institutes. He is board member of the Institutional Ethics Committee of Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.

Dr. Sridhar Srikantiah

Dr. Sridhar Srikantiah

Sridhar Srikantiah, Technical Director, Bihar TSU, CARE-India, is an MD (Pediatrics), and a Hubert H Humphrey Fellow (2001). He has been involved in the design, implementation, operations research, monitoring and evaluation of a wide range of Community Health and Public Health initiatives in India over the past 30 years, in the NGO and public sectors. He was Country Team Leader in India of USAID’s flagship technical assistance program for child survival, BASICS, between 2002 and 2007, closely supporting CARE India’s Integrated Nutrition and Health Project (INHP). He has provided direct technical assistance for the design and implementation of key initiatives of the health program at the national level (Ministry of Women and Child Development), as well as to the malaria and leishmaniasis components of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare).

Dr. Nobhojit Roy

Dr. Nobhojit Roy

Dr. Roy is the Team Lead of System Strengthening in Bihar Technical Support Programme. Nobhojit Roy trained as a General and Trauma surgeon in Mumbai, India and the U.K. He also holds a MPH from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA, USA and a PhD from the KarolinskaInstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden with a focus on Trauma surgical outcomes and delivering healthcare in resource-poor settings. Formerly, he was the National Advisor, Public Health Planning and Evidence at the think-tank of the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) called the National Health systems Resource centre (NHSRC).

Dr. Aboli Gore

Dr. Aboli Gore

Dr. Gore is the Team Lead of Capacity Building in Bihar Technical Support Program. DrAboli Gore is a senior Public Health professional and brings in 22 years of experience working within the health sector. After doing her MBBS she did Post Graduation in Community Medicine. She has also done Diploma in Reproductive Health from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Diploma in Public Health Nutrition. She has worked with FPAI, UNICEF, JICA, FHI 360 and PwC where she has been instrumental in Public Health Management while balancing the technical correctness and optimal need. She has played a pivotal role in partnering with other players to strengthen public health programming. Her career span covers designing of differential strategies for different level of health programme management. She has been on the core committees for SBA, Skills lab, NQAS at the national level. Her core expertise is in MCH, Reproductive Health and Skill development.

Dr. Tanmay Mahapatra

Dr. Tanmay Mahapatra

Dr. Mahapatra is the Team Lead of Concurrent Measurement, Learning and Evaluation team of CareIndia at Bihar.An Epidemiologist, Physician and public Health Expert with Over 17 years of experience in research, measurement, implementations and innovations in epidemiology; managing intervention programs, analyzing research data, developing research leadership and partnership along with training experts on methodology & analyses.