PHMI - Public Health Management Institute


Public Health Management Institute (PHMI), a project of SHARE INDIA, is a global non-profitable organization established in 2005 with a simple yet single-minded focus: to improve the quality of life (not just health) through health interventions and related activities in underprivileged communities. Using technology, social and cultural tools, it lays special emphasis on making quality healthcare affordable across all socio-economic strata, thereby strengthening national assets in terms of human resource. As part of this, PHMI continuously supports as well as initiates awareness programs and info-drives on general and specific health concerns. One of its focus areas is the high HIV/AIDS prevalent community across the country. It is currently involved in public health training and implementing programs that will bring relief and awareness to this section of the society. However, PHMI is not just a charitable healthcare organization; it believes its role in the realm of healthcare is medical as well as moral. Keeping health as an overarching principle, it serves to bring a better way of life to those denied the same. That is why the guiding principles of PHMI have always been defined by the collective voice of the communities it serves, rather than by the ever-shifting demands of government policies and economics.

VISION
Health is the basic human right integral to all spheres of human development. It is this that makes equality in access to quality healthcare an undeniable right of every human being.

MISSION
  • To provide affordable, comprehensive and affordable healthcare across all socio-economic strata
  • To educate and train healthcare professionals as well as the community in all areas of public health
  • To support research using technologic, social and cultural tools for advancement of human health
  • To provide a forum for international collaboration on health issues and standards.

PHILOSOPHY
SHARE INDIA will RISE to human health advancement through: Respect, Innovation, Skills and Empathy

  • Respect for the dignity of the people it serves
  • Innovation through research using technologic, social and cultural tools
  • Skills in reference to the continuous improvement in knowledge by networking and collaboration
  • Empathy to understand the needs of and compassion for the suffering of the people it serves
PROJECTS

The Projects under PHMI can be broadly classified into four categories namely:

  1. Technical Support: SHARE India - PHMI partners with State Government agencies to provide technical support in the form of skilled manpower who are placed as Technical Consultants in different components
  2. South to South: South–to-South collaboration opens avenues for professional advancement and growth to Public Health experts who cannot pursue international collaboration due to limited resources or poor international relations
  3. Virtual Resource Centre: The Virtual Resource Centre is an initiative to collate and provide training courses online, free of charge to anyone, anywhere.
  4. Training: SHARE India- PHMI has a key goal of building organizational strengths through capacity building of program staff and managers, technical support and information - sharing at different levels.
    This is primarily achieved through:
            • Trainings for DAPCU Staff
            • Public Health Field Leader Fellowship
            • Short Term Training
            • Global Health Rotation
APAIDSCON

Andhra Pradesh AIDS Consortium (APAIDSCON) is consortium of private medical colleges for promoting HIV service delivery in the private sector including prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment, follow-up and related aspects. It also provides systems strengthening and technical assistance to private sector in clinical care. APAIDSCON draws a partnership between 20 private medical colleges across 16 districts in the state of A.P.

Goal

The overall Goal of the consortium is to encourage private medical colleges to open their doors to HIV/AIDS patients for providing treatment and care without fear, stigma and discrimination. Specifically APAIDSCON aims to

  1. To organize a consortium of all the private medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh for provision of HIV/AIDS services as per NACP by 2010
  2. To develop capacities of Health care providers on HIV/AIDS services as per NACP guidelines in all private medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh by 2010.
  3. To foster public private partnerships for HIV/AIDS services under NACP in the Private Medical Colleges and Nursing Homes by 2010.

In order to accomplish the above objectives, SHARE INDIA - APAIDSCON is conducting the following core activities which are broadly classified in to:

A. Strengthening Human resources for health
To build capacity of the healthcare staff for providing comprehensive care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS, SHARE INDIA- APAIDSCON is conducting various training programs for all the strata of health care providers that includes doctors, nurses, lab technicians, counsellors and outreach workers working in government and non-government agencies. Overview of Training Programmes conducted by the consortium
1. Training of nurses:
1409 nurses from the private medical colleges and private maternity nursing homes were trained through 47 nurses' "sensitization training program", 64 nurses from the state funded community care centres(CCC) and temporary hospitalization wards (THWs) were trained through two "clinical nursing training program" and 27 nurses from private medical colleges were trained through "training of trainers program" on HIV medicine.

2. Training of physicians:
368 doctors from departments of general medicine, TB/Chest, Dermatology, Paediatrics and STI in private medical colleges and 39 doctors from state funded community care centres(CCC) and temporary hospitalization wards (THWs),24 doctors working in the prisons of Andhra Pradesh were trained on HIV medicine through 13 four days "advanced clinical hands on training program"(ACT), 1682 were trained on HIV medicine through 54 "doctors sensitization training programs", and 25 doctors from private medical colleges were trained through "training of trainers program" on HIV medicine.

3. Training of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (OBGYN):
220 obstetricians and gynaecologists from private medical colleges and private maternity hospitals were trained on HIV medicine pertaining to prevention of parent to child transmission (PPTCT) through six "Obstetricians and Gynaecologists training programs". 

4. Training of Medical post graduates:
This program was started in October 2009.Till date 151 medical post graduates from various departments across 20 medical colleges were trained through 5 two day "post graduate training program" on HIV medicine.

5. Training of Interns:
This program was started in October 2009.Till date 1102 medical interns/house surgeons across 20 medical colleges were trained through 35 two day Interns training program called "Linking Learning to Life" on HIV medicine.

6. Training of Microbiologists:
18 Microbiologists / lab managers of the private medical colleges were trained on HIV and OI diagnosis to support care of PLHIV in their institutions. This program was conducted in October 2009.

7. Training on laboratory quality assurance:
23 lab managers and lab technicians working across 15 Integrated Counseling and Testing Centres in private medical colleges were trained on laboratory quality assurance in October 2009.

8. Training of ICTC lab technicians:
34 lab technicians from state funded community care centres and temporary hospitalization wards were trained on basics of HIV medicine and laboratory testing in April 2009.

9. Training of ICTC Counsellors:
15counsellors from 15 ICTCs in private medical colleges were trained on the various counselling aspects of HIV through 3 refresher training programs from October 2006 – July 2010.24 counsellors from various prisons across Andhra Pradesh were trained on HIV counselling in August 2009.

10. Training of peer counsellors:
15 peer counsellors were trained on basics of HIV, various aspects of outreach activity, recording and reporting the data from the field through 2 induction and 9 refresher training programs from October 2007 to July 2010.

11. Sensitization programs of housekeeping staff: 
1275 housekeeping staff from 16 private medical colleges was trained on basic of HIV, Universal safety precautions and biomedical waste management through 42 sensitization training programs from October 2006 to September 2009.

12. Training of project coordinators:
18 project coordinators from AP state funded community care centres were trained on the management of community care centres in terms of managing human resources, maintenance of infrastructure, documentation and reporting in May 2009. 

B. Care, support and treatment
Community Care Centres play a critical role in providing treatment, care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA).Under NACP-III these centres are attached to ART centres and ensure that PLHA are provided: (a) counselling for ARV drug adherence, nutrition and prevention (b) treatment of opportunistic infection (c) referral and outreach services for follow up and (d) social support services. Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS), allocated three NACO supported CCCs to SHARE India. Among the three two were established in two partnering private medical colleges, i.e. GSL Medical College, East Godavari, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally and one to SHARE INDIA in 2008.All these three CCC are assigned to work as per the national guidelines and are closely monitored by SHARE INDIA-APAIDSCON. 
1. Building Linkages for CCCs
Under the national program CCCs established work under difficult conditions like having inadequate staff (especially doctors) or lack of trained doctors. These gaps are being addressed with the partnering institutes taking the leadership role in providing trained manpower to provide services. 5 partnering institutes have built the linkages and trained doctors are providing services in these CCCs. The linkages that were established are as follows:

  1. St. Joseph Care and support centre – Mamata Medical College, Khammam
  2. Rotary Abhaya care and support center– Maharaja Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS),Vizianagaram
  3. Lodi care and support centre– Chalmeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar
  4. Asha Jyothi care and support center – Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Ghanpur
  5. Desire society care and support center – MNR Medical College, Sangareddy, Medak

Universal availability and access of to HIV patients by providing OI treatment through IP and OP care has been core of care and support activity of the project. These services are being provided at partner institutions.

Overall, 5,567 (2,521 in Oct09-July10) episodes of OIs were treated at OPD (1,245) and IPD (1,276) of the PIs.

2. Supporting public sector through consultant at Andhra Pradesh Chest Hospital: With an objective to address the gaps in care, treatment and training interventions that currently exist, under the Public-Private Partnership, APAIDSCON provided support to AP chest hospital by placing a medical officer as a consultant, to become a nodal center of training, diagnosis, care, treatment and support in HIV/AIDS in Andhra Pradesh. This strengthened and streamlined the State level HIV/AIDS and related programs & trainings for Medical Doctors, Nurses, paramedical staff, Laboratory technicians, Pharmacists, Field staff and others. 

C. Counseling and testing
Under the Private Public Partnership (PPP) with APSACS, 15 of the present partnering institutions of APAIDSCON have been allotted standalone Integrated Counseling and Testing Centres (ICTCs). These ICTC centres are being coordinated and monitored by SHARE INDIA –APAIDSCON/APAIDSCON. 5 Facility Integrated ICTCS (F-ICTCs) with in the Private Medical Colleges and 45F-ICTCs in private Nursing Hospitals have also been established. A total of 298894 individuals were counselled and tested at these centres of which 1, 28, 811 were pregnant women. 
1. Facility Integrated Counseling and Testing Centres:
SHARE INDIA –APAIDSCON in collaboration with APSACS established the Facility Integrated - Integrated Counseling and Testing Centres (FI-ICTCs) in the 5Private Medical Colleges,

  1. PES Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuppam
  2. Shantiram Medical College, Nandyala
  3. Narayana Medical College, Nellore
  4. Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar 5) Dr.VRK Women's Medical College, Moinabad) and 45 Private Maternity Nursing Homes, Multi specialty Hospitals and Private Laboratories across 4 districts – East Godavari, Vizianagaram, Rangareddy and Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh as a part of Public private Partnership to make ICTC services more accessible and these would eventually also be included under EQUAS like the existing ICTCs

2. Peer counsellors for PPTCT
APAIDSCON has initiated the concept of peer education by appointing peer counselors in 15 partnering institutes. Each peer counselor sends a monthly report to APAIDSCON office. The activities of peer counsellors are as follows:

  • Voluntary counselling and testing services for pregnant, non-pregnant women and children
  • Facilitation and conducting institutional deliveries for HIV infected pregnant women
  • Nevaripine (NVP) prophylaxis for HIV infected pregnant woman & child
  • Counselling for safe infant feeding practices and nutritional support for infected pregnant women and children
  • Follow up of infected children until the serostatus is known
  • Universal Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis to exposed children.8.Follow up of child for routine immunization
  • Referral and follow up of HIV infected pregnant, non-pregnant women and children to Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) centres and CD4 count facilities
D. Laboratory services
The consortium offered subsidized laboratory services to the positive individuals as well as offered a quality assurance programme to strengthen the testing practices in the private sector. 1. Subsidized CD4 testing facilities:
Lab support – subsidized CD4 Testing Facility - As a part of the goal of the consortium, SHARE INDIA –APAIDSCON/APAIDSCON built the capacity of the partnering medical colleges to give care to PLHIV. But the partnering institutes which are located in semi urban and rural areas do not have the facilities of CD4 testing which is required for a standardized care. To fill this gap, with support from CDC and Mediciti Hospitals had initiated CD4 testing facility at subsidized rates. The cost to the patient being referred by the Partnering Institutions will be only Rs. 200/-, the rest will be subsidized by SHARE INDIA and Mediciti Hospital. This is being done through an advanced State-of-the-Art Flow Cytometer (BD Facs Caliber). A total of 4165 PLHIV accessed subsidized CD4 testing.

2. Lab quality assurance program:
The provision of quality laboratory services and the reliable diagnostic testing are integral to the success of surveillance programmes, as well as programmes for prevention, care, support and treatment of disease including HIV. Adherence to good laboratory practices to promote reliable and accurate results, contribute to good patient care, and promote a positive attitude towards testing from a patient's perspective. In order to understand the current scenario of the HIV testing labs in our state, APSACS in collaboration with SHARE INDIA – APAIDSCON has set off a quick review of HIV testing practices in 133 private laboratories of Hyderabad.The review examined adherence to the national guidelines for testing, counselling and informed consent.SHARE INDIA –APAIDSCON in consultation with APSACS designed quality assurance program for the ICTCs with in its 15 partnering private medical colleges as a pilot program to assess all the quality parameters for rapid HIV Testing and counselling. The ICTC assessment process has drawn the strength and spirit from the national guidelines developed by NACO. SHARE INDIA-APAIDSCON along with SRL and NRL accreditation team members in consultation with APSACS carried outcome assessment in the ICTCs of 15 partnering private medical colleges. The final results were presented to APSACS.

Top Team

Dr. Vijay Yeldandi
Member – SHARE, Principal Investigator - CDC Project

Dr Vijay Yeldandi is the Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. As an Infectious Diseases Clinician, his interest has been HIV/AIDS and transplant patients. He is one of the founding members of MediCiti and MediCiti Immunology & Infectious Diseases & Research Institute – MIIDRI. His contributions to HIV/AIDS has been recognized through numerous awards including: Golden Apple award in 2003, Westlake Hospital; Award for excellence in teaching from Loyola University and Grant Hospital of Chicago; Distinguished Physician Award in 2007 from IAMA of Illinois, Most Distinguished Physician Award in 2005 from the Osmania University Medical Alumni Association of America.

Dr. Ganesh Oruganti
Director Public Health SHARE India, Project Director - CDC Project

Dr Ganesh Oruganti, MD, is a Microbiologist. He was the founder Director of Department of Laboratory Medicine, MediCiti Hospital, Hyderabad. He continued in this position for over a decade (1997-2007). During this time Dr Ganesh also worked as the Director of Department of Transfusion Medicine - MediCiti, Chairman - Infection Control Committee, MediCiti and Associate Professor Microbiology, MIMS. He also served under various capacities at Tadaman National Clinic, Riyadh, Medwin Hospitals, Gandhi Medical College and National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

Dr. Ramesh Reddy Allam
Deputy Project Director

After completing his MBBS from JSS medical college, Mysore (Nov2005) Dr. Ramesh has been associated with public health enhancement programmes and has been actively engaged with capacity building of medical personnel. In 2006 Nov, he was accepted to the HIV –Clinical and Leadership fellowship program at GHTM, Tambaram; an intensive, year-long field-based clinical fellowship implemented by I-TECH and CDC. This enhanced his expertise in clinical and program management for rendering clinical services to PLHAs. He has been with SHARE India since 2007 and has been engaged with capacity strengthening of public health professionals across India. He pursued an executive course on "Improving the quality of Health Systems" from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston in October 2009. In July 2012 he completed his Masters in Applied Epidemiology from the National Institute of Epidemiology and has gained excellent skills in investigating outbreaks. Along with the State Health Department he investigated the outbreak of Anthrax and Swine Flu.

Administration & Finance Team

Mr. Lakshmi Narasimhan
Finance Manager

Mr.Lakshmi Narasimhan has been with SHARE since 2007 and currently heads the Finance and Accounts at SHARE India CDC projects. He has over 35 years in managing finance in various industries and organisations like, manufacturing, book publishing, transport, hospitals and medical colleges. At SHARE India he undertakes continuous review of financial systems, especially in terms of procurement of health sector goods, equipment and services. He also has put in place a sound system of internal control which is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding economy, accountability, reliability of financial reporting

Ms. Revina Suhasini Samuel
Executive Administrator/HR

Ms. Revina has been with SHARE India since 2007 and currently heads the Human Resources and Administration at SHARE India CDC Projects. With a vast experience in HR she has been actively involved in strategic organizational development, instilling positive work culture in the organization and improving overall workplace morale. Revina has been instrumental in streamlining the human resources functioning and related processes for SHARE and being a member of the core team she focuses on infusing trust and confidence in the organization. She strives to develop a strong and vibrant human resource base for the organization.

Mr. KNS. Srinivas
Accounts Officer

Srinivas has completed M Com from Andhra University and CA Articles from ICAI. With 25 years of experience in various positions. Presently he is working as an Accounts Officer, he has maintained Books of accounts in Indian Accounting Standards up to the Audit level (including Fund Audit) adhering to all statutory compliances including Income Tax, Professional Tax, Provident Fund and others on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. During his tenure, he has governed funds from APSACS, CDC, LANCET, SNELLERS and other funding agencies in terms of follow up to receive the funds and disbursement of the funds. He has handled transactions and payments to the partnering institutions in terms of payment of participants’ TA and DA, consultation fees to the resource persons and venue expenditure. He has ensured processing, recording and maintaining funds transaction in lines with budgetary recommendations. He has successfully planned and in-time procured Program materials and facilitated other logistical arrangement for the various training programs and cnferences. He initiated procurement of Capital Purchases as per the norms as per the requirements of the Project.

Mr. P. Raj Kishore
Program Coordinator

Mr. Raj Kishore is a Training Coordinator in SHARE India since December 2007. He is a graduate in commerce and has completed courses in DHA,DCA & Tally(7.2 version). Raj has over 10 years of experience in administration and finance. At SHARE India CDC Projects he is closely involved in training coordination and planning.

Mr. P. S. Venkat Rao
IT Support

Mr. Venkat is an IT- specialist. He is a graduate in Arts and has completed courses in NT 4 Administration, Unix, and he is a core member for the HMS software (beta site)developed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He has been associated with various projects of SHARE as Systems Network Administrator since 1995. He has 14 years of experience in Networking and systems administration, and maintained sun spark 280R server, Prolient 400,1000 series.

Ms. Sujatha Saradhi
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Sujatha Saradhi has pursued post graduation in Masters in Social work and has been with SHARE India since 2008. She possesses over fifteen years of experience working with not for profit agencies early career was in counseling and project management followed by overlapping involvement of working for research on HIV/AIDS. She is currently working as Admininistrative Assistant with SHARE India CDC Projects.

Mr. B. Prabhakaram
Accounts Assistant

Mr. B. Prabhakaram has a commerce educational background and has over 23 years of experience in administration and accounts. He has been with SHARE India CDC Projects since 2009 and is currently with the accounts division.

K. Vamsi Krishna
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

K .Vamsi Krishna has acquired Masters in social work from Osmania University. He has more than 10 years of experience in Social Development Sector actively involved in Public Health programs, Capacity building and Research & Evaluation studies; He is well acquainted with quantitative and qualitative research methods. He has been with SHARE- INDIA since 2014 involved in Nationwide ART Assessment and presently in NISCHIT project..

Laboratory Quality Systems in HIV – LaQSH project Team

Dr Pravakar Adhikaree
Senior Project Manager, CDC project LaQSH

Dr Pravakar Adhikaree, MBBS, MD (Microbiology) has a professional career for three and half decades with experience in Capacity Building (Lab Infrastructure including BSL-3), Training (Biosafety, Infection Control, Lab Management & Quality Management Systems & EQAS), support NABL Accreditation and Inter-sectorial Co-ordination.He has done WHO Fellowship on ‘HIV/AIDS Surveillance & Awareness’ under WHO and National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi in 2004 and a qualified Internal Auditor as per ISO 15189: 2012 since 2015. He was responsible for getting Outstanding Certificate by Bio-Rad Laboratories of California under EQAS for four consecutive years to the Laboratory attached to a 100 bedded Railway Hospital at Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and was also responsible for establishing a Tele-Medicine Centre at the same Hospital connecting 3 distant Hospitals of South East Central Railway.
In 2010, he joined as Laboratory Technical Officer in PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) under an USAID project based at Hyderabad and contributed in Establishing BSL-3 & LPA Labs for Tuberculosis under RNTCP. In 2013 he worked as Project Manager & Technology Officer in FIND-India based at Delhi and was responsible for Technical management of projects funded by UNITAID for EXPAND TB Project and The Global Fund (GFATM) supporting TB laboratories (43 LPA Labs and 30 LC Labs) under RNTCP as part of an integrated TB Lab expansion plan. At present he is working as a Senior Project Manager with SHARE India at Hyderabad in a CDC funded Project, LaQSH (Laboratory Quality Systems in HIV) since July 2015.

Dr.Jayesh Dale
Senior Project Manager

Dr. Jayesh Dale is clinical microbiologist with more than 13 years of experience of working in the field of HIV and AIDS. He had completed his post graduate degree in Medical Microbiology From Pune University. He had worked in BJ Med College Pune as lecturer and National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) Pune which is a premier ICMR Institute for research in HIV & AIDS. During his tenure with NARI he was associated with the implementation of BMGF project on an assessment of Impact of Avahan India AIDS initiative project in six high prevalent states of India. Since last 6 years he is associated with National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) for strengthening of HIV Referral labs in India which is supported by Centre for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) India. He is involved in the implementation of QMS in SRLs and NRLs of NACO. He is also involved in the QMS implementation in STI, CD4 and Molecular labs in India. He also worked on various scientific committees of NACO and WHO. He was involved in the revision of various NACO guidelines and other scientific publications. He is currently working with SHARE India as Senior Project Manager in project LAQSH implemented in India for Strengthening of QMS in HIV Diagnostic laboratories supported by CDC India

Md.Faheem
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

MD Faheem a Post Graduate in Social Work (MSW) with more than Seven years’ experience in working with HIV/AIDS program of NACO. He has specific skills in Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Analysis, Interpretation and reconciliation of data obtained from a variety of sources using Excel and SPSS.
He has actively contributed to the Technical team, responsible to conduct Country wide Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centre’s assessment completed successfully in 2015 under NACO. The additional skills include development of new processes, improvement of the existing processes and methods to meet the requirements for both internal and external analysis; Analytical skills; communication skills conveying results in analysis and investigations conducted. He has experience in management and analysis of large volumes of data in Public health Sectors. He is Committed and has affinity to meet deadlines without compromising accuracy and quality of work. He is capable of learning new technology fast and adapt to a new work-environment. He has proficiency in project documentation, tracking and providing updates regularly to all project stakeholders.
At present he is working in SHARE India as M & E Officer under a CDC funded project, LaQSH (Laboratory Quality Systems in HIV)

 

MrCH.S.Naidu
Project Officer

Mr. CH. S .Naidu has an MBA in Health Care Services and an M. Phil in TQM Hospital and Medical Services. He holds a diploma in HIV/AIDS counselling from Gestalt foundation. He has Training of Trainers certificate on HIV/AIDS counselling from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He holds Follow up counselling certificate on HIV/AIDS from Lepra society. He completed the Project Management Certification course under Management Development Program from IIM-Ahmedabad. He is a Life Member of Public Health Association of India and Associate Member of Quality Council of India. He has over 24 years of field experience in various community-based public health development projects.
He has been associated with SHARE India since 2006 and has been an integral part of SHARE- India's work with Private Medical Colleges and Private Nursing Homes under the PPP model for HIV interventions. He was one of prime contributors to establish a model Care Support and Treatment Centre in AP Govt. General Hospital, Hyderabad. He has been implementing Quality Management Systems in ICTC HIV laboratories in public health sector at Andhra Pradesh State. Mr. CH.S.Naidu is an able administrator and a capable implementer. He pays attention to every detail and ensures its fulfillment without any prejudice. His analytical skills are commendable. He has successfully facilitated several training programs at the District level in collaboration with the Government.

PankajGhatbandhe
Senior Programme Manager

He is a experienced professional with background of laboratory quality management, audits, regulatory requirements, clinical research. Ha has expertise of working with multiples partners (private-public), to execute the program activities, coordination and management. He has worked profoundly in the national HIV/AIDS programs and various multi-centric clinical trials. He is highly efficient in implementing guidelines/regulatory requirements in highly complex project designs and multiple partners. He is a certified Internal Auditor for NABL based on ISO 15189:2012.

Mr. Sameer Shinde
Regional Coordinator

Sameer Shinde is a Public Healthcare Professional with a Masters Degree in Biotechnology from YashwantraoChavan Maharashtra Open University and has pursued Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. After a brief stint working in Pharmaceutical / Fermentation Companies , Diagnostic Laboratories, Research and Development Sector from 2007 – 2010. Sameer was associated with Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) as “Technical Officer” for National AIDS Control Program (NACP) posted at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM) in the Department of Microbiology for the State Reference Laboratory from 2010 – 2015. Since 2015, Sameer has been currently working as a “Regional Coordinator” for Maharashtra, Gujarat & Rajasthan for the project LaQSH - CDC Project with SHARE India Foundations (Society for Health Allied Research & Education India) a Hyderabad based research society.

Mr. ArnabjyotiBhagawati
Regional Coordinator (North East) ,LaQSH

He is a Quality Management Professional with good knowledge of International Standards (ISO 15189) along with Biopharmaceutical experience. He has completed his Masters in Microbiology in 2008. He has over 8 years of experience and has worked at middle level positions in the HIV field & Biotechnology industry. His most recent past assignment was Technical officer at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital under ASACS. He has also published paper in World Journal of AIDS. He is a Certified Internal Auditor as per ISO 15189:2012 and has faced various NABL audits and WHO audits besides third party audits.

Mr. Manish ShridharPathak
Regional Coordinator

Mr. Manish ShridharPathak is a Regional Coordinator, for LaQSH project of SHARE India. He is a PhD (Microbiology) scholar of University of Mumbai. He has more than 10 years of working experience in the field of Laboratory diagnosis and has interest in Quality Management System and Clinical Microbiology. Mr. Manish is a certified internal auditor as per ISO15189:2012. He has 1 Patent, and 3 international and 2 national publications. He is also the coauthor of a book which is in the process of publication. He has presented in more than 10 national and International conferences. He has been awarded First prize for his presentation at SIHAM 2010 (Society for Human and Animal Mycologists), at AIIMS New Delhi in March 2010.

National Initiative to Strengthen &Coordinate HIV/TB Response in India – NISCHIT Team Members

Mr. R. Praveen
Project Officer

Mr R. Praveen completed his Masters in social work (MSW) with medical psychiatric social work his specialization. He began his career with programs addressing concerns of children and education and has subsequently been working with health and HIV related concerns. He has been with SHARE – PHMI since 2008 and has been involved in conceptualizing and conducting trainings and sustained mentoring for DAPCUs.

Mr. P. Ajith Kumar
Program Officer

A post graduate in social work from Osmania University, Mr. AjitRao has over 12 years of experience in the development sector in different capacities. His work with government and nongovernment agencies has provided him with a keen understanding and practical knowledge of communities and implementation of projects with effective strategies according to the needs of communities. He has the experience of working with communities especially children on issues related to education, health, child rights, trafficking, HIV/AIDS and technical assistance to the government functionaries. He has been with SHARE since 2011 and is involved in capacity building and mentoring of DAPCUs and ART centre assessments (2013-14). Currently he is with NISCHIT (HIV-TB) project.

DrRashmi Pant
Biostatitician

Dr. Rashmi Pant is a data scientist with a decade of experience in teaching and research in public health. Her primary research interests are in the area of research design and disease modelling. She has been a Wellcome Trust Visiting Research Fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Pant has published research in several academic journals of high merit. Research Interests: Mathematical modelling of communicable and non-communicable diseases, extreme events modelling, study design and sample size issues in health research. .

Mr Ramesamo
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Mr.Ramesam has completed his Post Graduation from ANUCDE and online Project Management course from IIT Delhi. He has more than ten years of experience in undertaking evaluation studies. He possesses excellent skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. He has played the role of a coordinator at M&E related training programmes and developed training modules. He has spearheaded the Training needs assessment and has been a part of program monitoring. He has been a part of several Public Health programs at National, State and District levels.
He has worked with technical, implementing and capacity building agencies like HLFPPT, CARDTS, and APSACS. He is currently associated with SHARE India providing the technical support to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in implementation of the HIV-TB activities.

Strengthening Tuberculosis Action and Response – STAR Team Members

Dr Satish Kaipilyawar
Associate Project Director

Dr. Satish Kaipilyawar has an impressive three decades of public health contribution in public and development sector. He is a medical graduate from Kakatiya Medical college, Warangal, a post graduate in Health administration from TISS Mumbai and has a fellowship from University of London, UK in Project Management and Health Promotion, has undergone various national and international trainings from WHO center of Excellence in Sondalo, Italy. He has served in prestigious bilateral, funding and implementing international agencies like the AGA Khan foundation, DFID, USAID, PATH, BMGF and CDC supported projects. He served in diverse capacities from the grass roots implementation, leading large multistate projects to influencing policy at national and international level. His projects and pilots have influenced National decisions like introduction of new vaccines (HepB, JE vaccine, second dose measles, HPV,ID Rabies), quality improvement of downstream vaccine implementation (micro-planning, supportive supervision, cold chain, injection safety and infection control and management), new technology introduction (VVM’s, auto-disable syringes, Cold chain, hub cutters, intradermal injection devices, jet injectors and syringe melters). Has influenced and drafted the IMA national policy on injection safety, has publications on vaccine downstream work. He was invited to present at international conferences like TECHNET, SIGN, TBUNION, Global pharmacy conferences in various countries and WHO Geneva. He was awarded IMA Diamond Jubilee national IDPL award in 2004, Honorable mention award on Injection safety from ISIPS Jordan in 2005, received 2 Global awards on “Advancing Global health” by PATH’s President on Children’s vaccine program and the HPV project.
Served as Chief of Party for a large USAID supported National TB project on Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization, TB Laboratory Strengthening, Pharmacy PPM project, Airborne infection control, Drug Resistant TB, TB Human Resources for health to mention a few. He has worked closely with National and State health departments and managed 5 project cycles, formed and nurtured consortia managed national and international partnerships and have leveraged technical assistance from Global and National teams for program implementation and advocacy. He has also facilitated various USAID delegations to the project sites (a group of Conservatives and Democrats from the USA –Delhi US Embassy) and organized field visits for the US Ambassador to project sites.

DrSampadaBhide
Project Manager

Dr.SampadaBhide is a Public Health professional with a Master’s Degree in Community Medicine/Public Health from the prestigious Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. She has further pursued her Diploma in Human resource management from Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai. She has worked under the RNTCP program in Public Health Department of Mumbai when the city was experiencing its MDR/XDR crisis and has contributed to the program extensively coordinating activities under the RNTCP program at city level as Assistant Medical Officer. She has gained research experience working in the Fogarty Research Study on Tuberculosis in Health care workers conducted at the Clinical trials unit at B J Medical College Pune in collaboration with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health , Maryland in the past. She comes with a strong public health and TB research background and is working with our organization for strengthening TB Action and response in Mumbai as Project Manager since 2016.

Mr. AshishBorde
Senior Programme Manager

Mr. Ashish is social work professional; with his over 13 years of experience in development sector he had used his expertise in program management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation on various stages of the program. He had been directly worked with project beneficiaries, partner NGO and various stakeholders. He also had experience of community empowerment, Mobilization and collectivization with various issues like HIV/AIDS, adolescent girls’ health, right base issues of women from the marginalized population, and having diversified experience in livelihood, tribal development. He had been successfully demonstrated the community mobilization practices through SBC tools (strategic behavior change communication). Previous he worked with Pathfinder International and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Pathfinder International awarded him with certificate of excellence.

DrArvindManjrekar
AIC Officer – STAR Project

Dr Arvind Manjrekar is the a doctor from Topiwala NationalMedical College, Mumbai. After getting a medical degree hejoined Mumbai Municipal corporation, and worked in variouscapacities for 32 years. During his tenure he receivedcertificates and medals from Government as well as from other dignitaries and NGOs. Eg He received silver medal for hisexcellent work in ‘Census 1991’. Apart from this he receivedcertificate from Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in the year2007.After his retirement from Mumbai Municipal Corporation, heworked in All India Institute Of Local Self Government (AIILSG ), as a Principal of sanitary inspectors college. He was also faculty member for Maharashtra government recognised LSGD,LGS courses conducted by AIILSG.Thereafter he worked in R.N.T.C.Programm, as Medical OfficerDist. TB. Officer (MODTC) at Sion district, Mumbai for 4 year.

Dr. Priyanka Surkar
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – STAR

Dr. Priyanka Surkar is patient focused and compassionate healthcare professional. She has done graduation in BHMS and Masters in Health Administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. (TISS). She has a rich experience of 4 years in clinical and medical administration. She is currently working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for STAR Project, Mumbai. She contributes extensively to team work and always displays a willingness and helpful manner. Her area of interest is HIV, Tuberculosis and Geriatric age group. She has done her research in “Assessing health status of people who are working after the age of 60 in informal sector (Vegetable and Fruit Vendor).”Her hobbies are dancing and acting..