Gururaj Patil

Deputy Director, Health Services

Gururaj H Patil is a programme specialist with over a decade of experience in starting, sustaining and transitioning new projects. He is well experienced in establishing systems for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and mentoring teams.

Previously, as team leader of the SHOPS TB project and project manager of the MBPH TB project in Karnataka, he has established close working relationships with the State TB teams, WHO TB consultants and health departments. He participates in joint evaluation visits of the state TB teams, and provides inputs into the state level annual TB programme planning.

He has coordinated and monitored training of private practitioners for STI, HIV and TB, using networks of private and government medical colleges. He has developed and managed innovative IT initiatives including bio-matrix tracking in clinical services for key populations, logistic management information systems for ART drugs, and TB Careline.

He holds Master’s in Business Administration as well as in Economics.