Gita Pillai is responsible for providing overall leadership for the Urban Health Initiative.
Pillai has over 20 years of experience in program management, systems strengthening, and large scale integrated health programs implemented in partnership with government, NGO, and corporate entities. Her experience includes work on maternal and newborn health, family planning, adult hypertension, TB, HIV, and malaria. She has worked in 13 states of India, as well as several countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Previous jobs include employment with JSI, URC, CARE, Meds Project, Save the Children, and consultancies with ADB, DIFD, WHO, CDC, and others. Pillai holds an MPH from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and is employed by Family Health International, the lead partner for UHI.
February 03, 2012 / Gary Darmstadt, Dr. Gita Pillai
A couple of months ago, I blogged about a visit I made to Harijan Basti, an urban slum in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. I went to see the work of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) and their NGO partner Pragati Seva Sansthan (PSS)...
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