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.
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.
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.
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