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Director, Quality Improvement
Troy Cunningham, a Director at KHPT, works on a large-scale Maternal, Newborn and Child Health project funded by the Gates Foundation. The project provides technical support to the National Rural Health Mission in improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in priority districts of northern Karnataka. He is also the technical lead for an innovative onsite mentoring intervention to improve facility based intrapartum and postpartum care, which has been implemented across 385 primary health centres and first referral units across eight project focus districts.
Earlier, he worked as a quality improvement specialist when he has significantly contributed to the development of quality improvement methods, tools and training curricula in the areas of reproductive, maternal and newborn health, HIV and orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programmes both at facility and community levels. Several innovations of the project have been replicated in other states namely Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. He particularly assisted the technical support unit of Uttar Pradesh in developing training manuals as part of training nurse mentors for scaling up onsite mentoring intervention in the facilities of Uttar Pradesh.
He is a medical doctor with an advanced training in public health administration. He possesses over a decade of experience, both in programme management and technical roles, in a wide range of projects ranging from HIV to broader sexual and reproductive health programmes.