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Dr. Pushkar Kumar
Senior Public Health Specialist & Acting Head, Training Division, PHFI
Dr Pushkar Kumar has over 16 years of experience in the area of public health having served in the Government, NGO and private sector. He is working with PHFI as a Sr. Public Health Specialist for capacity building initiatives for Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) & Healthcare professionals in clinical conditions and various public health domains for the last five years which has trained more than 32,500 healthcare professionals across the country.
He looks after training of the Primary Care Physicians & Health care professionals in the field of diabetes, GDM, COPD & Asthma, Thyroid disorders, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Palliative Care, Geriatric Care, Obesity management, Healthcare quality, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medicolegal ethics, Patient safety, Cybersecurity in healthcare, Healthcare Technology and MDPs in Health programme management and other initiatives including research. He is responsible for establishing & maintaining strategic partnerships with the Central & State Governments, PSU and International collaborations for these initiatives.
He has worked for more than 9 years in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as Lead Consultant in Maternal Health and Sr. Technical Officer and Programme Officer in the Blood Safety Division at NACO. He has worked in all aspects of policy, planning, programme implementation, health system strengthening, capacity building, supporting State Governments and been a part of over 30 Policy and operational guidelines of Govt. of India. He has also managed the blood transfusion services in a tertiary care hospital at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal Health/Women’s Health
- Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs) and Injuries
- Primary Health Care
- Community Health
Other Areas of Expertise
- Project/Programme Management/Implementation