Karthikeyan K

Director, Technical

Dr. K.Karthikeyan, a medical doctor, trained in HIV medicine and Mental Health. His 23 years of work experience covers, grass root, national and international levels.

He was part of team in early HIV epidemic, to pioneer home based care, in association with churches, across 15 districts of Tamilnadu. He was WHO India’s focal point for ART training roll out, across India in 2006 and 2007. He was also the WHO India’s lead person, for district HIV services pilot (Integrated Management of Adult and Adolescent Illnesses) in Karur and Davangere. He worked in national and international NGOs, in the area of HIV Treatment, Care and Support. He was WHO focal point for HIV in Maldives and Timor Leste, for a brief period.

He also worked in M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, a mental health research and rehabilitation institute for 15 years, covering all mental health services, including community mental health in South Tamilnadu. He was a trainer in mental health awareness programs in schools and colleges, in Tamilnadu, addressing various topics on parenting, relationships & rejection, etc.