I enjoy promoting my dreams of appropriate primary health care system by reviewing feasible options and facilitating appropriate changes in health systems at global and knowledge, attitude and practice from community level onwards. 

Work History

Work History
Jan 2000 - Feb 2016



from January 2000 onwards , Hon. Director, Voluntary Associ. For Community Health And Nurture,(VACHAN) Nasik, 

Apr 2012 - Oct 2015

Health Advisor

SWADES Foundation

Advisor-Health, Mumbai

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

Team Leader

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Evaluation of Health Programme of Jan Swasthya Sahayog (People’s Health Co-operative), an NGO at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India January – April 2010

Nov 2009 - Feb 2010

Principal Investigator

National Evaluation Team, National Heath System Resource Centre, New Delhi

Rapid Assessment of ASHA(Accredited Social Health Activist) Programme, Andhra Pradesh, India 

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Consultant-Impact Assessment

Sterlite Technologies, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 

Impact Assessment of Mobile Dispensary at DNH

Nov 2006 - Oct 2009

Senior Consultant

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

Provide content in learning material for learning programs of primary care 

Manage and oversee certificate, diploma and degree level programs like Arogyamitra, PG Diploma in Healthcare Management, BSc (Optometry)

Dec 2003 - Apr 2004

Team Leader

European Union-ECTA and DfID

Team Leader, Study Team, Good Practices and its Cost Effectiveness in RCH(1) supported by EU's ECTA

Apr 2000 - Feb 2002


MacArthur Foundation Population Program, New Delhi

Prepare a manual for train health workers to treat health effects of domestic violence and domestic work on women


Jan 1974 - Present


Armed Forces Medical College , University of Pune 
Jan 2002 - Jun 2002

6 modules of post graduate course of Health Profession Education

Maastricht University

The MHPE programme is firmly rooted in educational theory. Participants are required to continuously use theory-based insights in dealing with authentic educational problems. Most of the cases used in the programme are derived from the student’s own professional environment. Exploring the interrelationship between educational theory, research and educational practice is a fundamental part of the MHPE programme.



Design and implement programs

Design and implement primary health programs eg imass screening and treating anaemia with IFA; Maternal and Children Health programs like home based newborn care, transportation system for mothers for institutional delivery

Capacity Building of staff/community workers

Design learning material, training and evaluating methods for community health workers, supervisory staff, health communicators etc.

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitor and Evaluate a program through designing a logframe, monitoring indicators and record and reporting systems, creating an MIS; Design method and implement an evaluation program

Leadership in Program and organisation management

Leading a staff of 120 personnel with various education background and skills; 

Designing HR, Financial, logistics, staff welfare  and administrative policies and practices

Preparing project proposal with budget

Monitoring the budget utilisation with physical and financial management

Co-ordinating, negotiating and advocating with various authorities eg the donors, project partners, auditors, government authorities etc.


As a Director, VACHAN:

  • VACHAN was a member of a group that successfully implemented a Home Based Neonatal Care model under the leadership of SEARCH, Gadchiroli. Later it has expanded the same program in collaboration with DHO, ICDS, Nasik and Tribal Department.
  • In addition, the organization worked in 2 blocks of Nashik District about transportation pregnant women for institutional deliveries, and in
  • Preventing malnutrition through transferring weaning skills to the caretakers of 6m-2 year children using enhanced recipes made out of local resources in 15 Anganwadis etc.
  • Currently, it is a member of a group working with the RJMCHNMission for strengthening practices of managing severely acute and moderate malnutrition in children of 0-2 year old age at Anganwadis – 15 in Nasik and 75 in Malegaon Municipal Corporation.

As a Health Advisor, SWADES Foundation:

  • Contributed to Design and implement a training program for 1109 Swa-rakshamitra - community health workers in Mhasla, Shrivardhan, Tala, Poladpur, Mangaon and Mahad blocks, Raigad District covering 4.7 lakh population
  • Contributed to Design and implement an intervention program to overcome iron deficiency anaemia in 78% of 5600 children of 3-11 years of age – 78% became non-anemic through 100 doses of IFA syrup and Vitamin C
  • Contributed to implement an intervention program to reduce malnutrition in children of 3000 6m-6 year old children using RUTF, 40% of SAM and MAMs reduced level of malnutrition
  • Contributed to implement an intervention program for Blindness Control in youth and elderlies of 6 onward age group covering 2.5 lakh population

As Senior Consultant, School of Health Sciences, YCMOU

  • Contributed to design and implement a learning program for open and distance learning for Community Health Workers (Certificate as Arogyamitra)
  • Contributed to design and implement a learning program for open and distance learning for Health Care Managers (Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management - PGDHM)
  • Contributed to design and implement a learning program for optometrists – primary eye care providers (BSc (Optometry))
  • Oversight of implementation of other programs of the School at the University and Learning Centres

Recent Reports, Publications

  • The Challenges in Urban Planning to Overcome Health Inequities in India: mfc bulletin. Nov 2015-Apr 2016, p20-p22
  • Financing Child Health Care: A paper presented as a panellist at the Valedictory session International Congress of Rural Health and Medicine, Goa, 10-12 December 2012
  • Maternal And Child Health at Melghat: A Rapid Assessment – A rapid assessment of ongoing Maternal and Newborn Child Health work within Melghat by Save The Children to enable SC to take informed decision with its changing role as an Organization for Action. The assessment provided factual and scientific information on MNCH services so that relevant programs can be designed to address the issue. April – May 2012
  • Causes of Malnutrition – A study of children 0-6 age group in the villages covered under Chinchohol PHC, Trimbakeshwar block, District Nashik, Maharashtra submitted, April 2012
  • Just Passed!: Critique of National Rural Health Mission submitted to Working Group, XII Five Year Plan, Planning Commission, New Delhi. August 2011
  • Human Faces of Universal Health Care: mfc bulletin Aug. 2010 – Jan. 2011, p14
  • Healthcare in China: mfc bulletin Aug. 2010 – Jan. 2011, p57
  • National Health Policy 2002: Missing Pieces in the Puzzle of Health Policy, Politics and Practices: A paper presented at the XXXIV Indian Social Science Congress (Theme – India Post 1991), December 27 -31, 2010, Gauhati University, Guwahati, ASSAM, India
  • Educating Primary Paramedics: A paper presented at the Second Peoples Education Congress - National Symposium on Medical and Health Science Education – October 5th – 8th 2009, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Literature Review on Forced Displacement and Health: mfc bulletin/February-May 2009, pp 26-35, (
  • Visiting Walong - Notes on my Visit to Arunachal Pradesh- Observations about Public Private Partnership for managing PHCs between Govt of Arunachal Pradesh and Karuna Trust, Karnataka, mfc bulletin/February-May 2009 pp 39-46 (
  • Arogyabank- a ‘nano’ solution for rural health care, -a discussion paper in ;Towards a new health policy- some tangible solutions published by Project for Economic Education in association with Indian Liberal Group, Mumbai, India February 2009
  • Contributed to Learning literature for Certificate program for Arogyamitra (CHW) of School of Health Sciences, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, India
  • Good Practices and their Cost Effectiveness related to Reproductive and Child health Programme I. April 2004 (, ECTA, Eurpoean Commission, NEW DELHI
  • Child Mortality Determinants in 3 backward District in Maharashtra ,Dr Shyam Ashtekar, Dr Dhruv Mankad, Dr Kranti Raymane, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India, February 2004
  • Helping Her: A manual for health workers for treating the health effects of domestic violence and domestic work on women December 2002
  • Who Cares? Rural Health Practitioners in Maharashtra, Shyam Ashtekar and Dhruv Mankad, EPW, Vol. 36, No. 5/6 (Feb. 3-16, 2001), pp. 448-453 (


Hon. Director,


‘Vasundhara’ Shivajinagar

near Fame Cinema,

Pune-Nashik Road

NASIK 422006

Mob. 9619888253

Permanent Address

5, Gokul Apartments,

Usha Kiran Society, Trimbak Road, Near City Mall,

NASIK 422002                

Tele: +91 253 2570340, +91 9423178183