Gururaj is a program specialist with over 15 years of experience in KHPT. He is specialised in starting up and sustaining new projects, quickly establishing systems for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and mentoring teams. He currently manages staple food fortification projects covering 19 states of India and guides nutrition support initiatives.
He has experience in setting up innovative ICT solutions such as IVRS, telephone-based treatment support services and mobile-based patient support systems. He worked as Deputy Project Director of Tuberculosis Health Action and Learning Initiation (THALI) project, managing the responsibility of starting the project and establishing systems. As Team Leader of the SHOPS TB project and Project Manager of the MBPH TB project in Karnataka, he worked closely with the state TB program.
He was part of joint evaluation visits of the Karnataka state TB team and provided inputs into the state-level annual TB program planning. He coordinated and monitored training of private practitioners for STI, HIV and TB using networks of private and Government medical colleges, and 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 care-line. Professionally, Gururaj has completed a 3-year course at NIIT, Masters in Business Administration and holds a degree in Economics from Mysore University.
Dr Suresh Chitrapu, Deputy Director, Communications has worked at KHPT for over a decade. He has more than 15 years of work experience in the areas of community engagement at the grassroots and community mobilization of marginalised and socially excluded groups.
He specialises in planning, designing and implementation of behaviour change, outreach and communication tools and strategies for public health programs. He has the experience in developing and directing various audio-visual aids, using creative art forms such as intimate interactive theatre and folks art and music. He has working experience in deferent themes such as HIV AIDS, Tuberculosis, mother and child health, nutrition and non-communicable diseases facilitating capacity building programme with various focussed group such as female sex worker, sexual minorities, people living with HIV aids,, adolescents, panchayat members, front line health workers. He is the recipient of PhD fellowship from the International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program offered by the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Shreeraj is currently working as Program Manager in KHPT’s food fortification project which aims to address micronutrient deficiencies in 21 states of India through staple food fortification.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He has 3 years of experience working closely with the community addressing various public health issues on the ground. He previously worked with Tata Trust as a district lead to provide technical support to the Department of Women and Child Development and to effectively roll out POSHAN Abhiyaan, a national level scheme in Indore district.
He also worked as Program Manager with Punarvas Organisation in Mumbai for Special Children, focused on bettering the lives of special kids by working with various CSR organisations and thus rolling out many facilities and opportunities for the children. He is passionate about sports physiotherapy and was a team member in on-field Sports Injury management for the 72nd All India Inter-university Athletics.
Suraj is a native to Ranchi, Jharkhand. He has pursued a postgraduate diploma in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Social Services in 2015-17 and was awarded CASA medal. Presently, He is working as a State Coordinator-Rajasthan on fortification project for Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
He has four years of experience after an MBA, where he worked for an NGO and two social enterprises. He has a good knowledge of CSR project Implementation, specialising in Intrapreneurship livelihood. He has worked on a wide range of thematic areas like smart panchayat, health, livelihood related to Intrapreneurship development and clean energy projects.
He is passionate about business development; therefore, spends time to study small scale businesses and entrepreneurship development. He also holds two certifications on small business development training program from Facebook and NSDC.
Subhash Moghe is working with KHPT as a State Coordinator for Madhya Pradesh KHPT under the Fortification Project and is currently based in Bhopal. Over 30 plus years of experience of development sector which includes Health, Nutrition, SHGs Management, Disaster Management, Government Liaison, Food fortification, Supply chain Management, Health and Nutrition surveys.
He has completed Master of Science (Agriculture) with specialization in Entomology.He significantly contributed in the Disaster Management through Earthquake relief and flood relief in Madhya Pradesh and also currently supported in Community food relief during COVID-19 at Bhopal. He presented a paper on “The Community Based Food Model (CBFM) – An alternative to the provision of outsourced supplementary food through the ICDS” in IX Asian Congress of Nutrition February 23-27, 2003 New Delhi.
He was also involved in “Poster presentation on Local Food Model” an alternative to the provision of Agriculture Commodities through Vulnerable Community for Livelihood and Food Security” international conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Bio-energy and Livelihood Security February 14-16, 2007. He is passionate about contributing more and more to the health and nutrition sector.
Prathibha Rai, currently is a Manager-Community Interventions at KHPT, with more than 17 years of experience in the social development sector.
Her key areas of work at KHPT are in community mobilization, program development and program management in the areas of Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) & Non-Communicable Disease. Her work focusses on strengthening community systems (Community health workers, community structures like VHSNC & ARS) through the development of training modules, job aids and capacity building. In the MNCH area, she majorly contributed to the development of ASHA diary and led the pilot of ASHA diary.
In her initial assignment, she managed and mentored a team of counsellors in the HIV/AIDS Care and support centre. At FICCI & PSI, she led the implementation of a workplace intervention program on HIV/AIDS & TB in the industries.
She holds Masters in Social Work and M.Phil in Sociology. She is a counsellor by passion. Currently, she is also a member of POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the workplace) committee at KHPT.