Dr Swaroop N is Thematic Lead – Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Deputy Director – Quality Improvement at Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT), a not for profit organization. Dr Swaroop earned his MD degree in Community Health from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. He has also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in 2019 as a part of the International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program conducted by University of Manitoba, Canada.
He has 9 years of experience in designing, implementing and disseminating a wide range of public health projects covering HIV, non-communicable diseases, maternal, neonatal and child health. Currently, he has taken a lead in conceptualizing and implementing projects on non-communicable diseases in Mysore. The aim of the projects is to identify the gaps in diagnosis, care and treatment of diabetes and hypertension and develop a model to promote early screening, early enrolment to care and support mechanism, regular follow-up and adherence to medications. He has also taken a lead in developing a model for implementing Comprehensive Primary Health Care in an urban setting. He has several publications in peer-reviewed, indexed international/ national journals and also presented scientific papers in many international/national conferences.
Srikantamurthy is a seasoned development entrepreneur with masters in Sociology and PGDHRM; gave momentum to career path by associating with an international voluntary organization (MYRADA) working with “poorest of the poor”; came in touch with “Children” and “Women” of rural and tribal belts of southern Karnataka for their overall development in Education, Health, Agriculture, Infrastructure and institution building.
Presently, at KHPT, he manages the NCD programme at Mysuru. Earlier at KHPT, he has successfully managed HIV/AIDS, Community mobilisation, Violence reduction and Empowerment of Adolescents programme. He has rich and varied experience in the development sector with Government, Non-Government and CSR projects on water & sanitation, Community mobilization/Institution building, Micro-credit, NRM & Organic Farming, funded by different national and international donors like DFID, World Bank, GAA etc.
Has co-authored 5 abstracts which are presented at national /international conferences. He has contributed and conceptualised many training and implementation manuals. Also received a scholarship from ICAAP for the paper on the violence reduction programme. He is very passionate about the upliftment of the marginalised community.
Manoj is a public health professional with more than 10 years of experience in health systems research and program implementation. He has years of experience in leading implementation research and population-based randomized controlled trial programs. His expertise lies in designing, implementing, and ensuring quality improvement techniques for improved health care; he brings experience in the organization of chronic care systems especially at the primary healthcare level. He is recently engaged in designing and implementing population-level programs in the area of non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, and maternal and child health. He is leading the quality improvement and quality of life portfolio in the CPHC thematic area at KHPT; in the past, he led an urban health system based project aiming to strengthen the continuum of care for non-communicable disease in primary health care settings. He has several publications in peer-reviewed, indexed international/ national journals.
Krishna Prasad M has a Master’s Degree in Social work (Community development specialization) from St. Philomena College (Affiliated to Mangalore University), and 9 years of work experience in various NGO’s in different roles like a counsellor, Branch manager, project officer, project coordinator.
• Work experience in Prajna Counseling Center Mangalore. In this organization, I worked as a Counselor under SIDA Project (HIV/AIDS AWARENESS PROJECT). Under this, we are creating health (HIV/AIDS) awareness to community people as well as Industry and Migrant workers. And also giving life skill education to the high school students.
• Work experience in Navya Disha (Water and Sanitation project). Here I created awareness on sanitation to community people by using various things like Street play, IEC Material etc. Here I organized and facilitated many programmes like masons training, Grama panchayath workshops, Street plays, Branch level awareness programmes
• Worked in Mythri Sarva Seva Samithi as Branch Manager for Water and Sanitation project. Here we providing financial support to needy people to construct the Toilets and to get water collections.
• Work experience in Navya Disha trust as Project coordinator. Here I am coordinating sushikshana programme, which is a school training programme. Staff capacity building, developing training materials, overall coordinating the programme.
• Work experience in FINISH society as a Project manager. It is a CSR supported programme, Here we conducted awareness on Sanitation, Hygiene and Nutrition programme.
I am passionate about Community Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility Implementation.
Ambuja Kowlgi has a PhD in Anthropology with Specialization in Medical Anthropology. As an anthropologist she has been involved in research and analysis and assisted many qualitative studies, supporting as an anthropologist and qualitative research consultant, specializing in health, gender and education. Has worked with national and international research teams and organizations (like KHPT, Sambodhi research communications, The Hunger Project, Jeeva- a research initiative) for various research projects over the past decade.
Currently: Qualitative Research Lead (CPHC thematic, KHPT)
International Diploma in Reproductive Health Management, Karnatak University, Dharwad
Transdisciplinary Center for Qualitative Methods, MAHE, Manipal
Searching in The backyard: Kunabi Child Care from an Ethnopediatric Perspective Ambuja Kowlgi and C. G. Hussain Khan, Manipal University Press, May 2017
Ethnopediatrics: an emerging field Karnatak University Journal Vol 1Dec 2009
Practices of evil eye in rural Karnataka Eastern Anthropologist 2004
Open courts: Child Labour: Report and a short documentary, UNICEF: 2006
Ethnographic Profile of Sex Workers of Dharwad (Prostitution and Beyond: Sage Publications) 2008
Mr Vidyacharan Malve holds a Degree in Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diploma in Epidemiology and Information technology. Has an experience of 12+ years in the field of monitoring and evaluation, specific focus to the program monitoring component, has an experience of 8+ year in the monitoring of HIV/AIDS program, 2 years in monitoring the nutrition program and 2 years into the NCD program.
Core competencies of handling issues related to MIS/CMIS, analyze data, strengthening the quality of data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the frontline worker and build the capacities of the project team for in-house analysis and strengthen the M&E/MIS system. Strengthen the project team in using the data for program planning and service delivery. He has also been part of implementing mapping, validation and research surveys among the Most at-risk population, vulnerable population in urban and rural areas, population-level screening for NCD has also experience of doing data analysis and processing.