Dr. Bhupendra is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India Office as the Country Lead for Routine Immunization and Neglected Tropical Diseases. His role entails deep engagement with the National & State Government Officials and Gavi-HSS Partners for strengthening the routine immunization program across the country. He works closely with the Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU) and was instrumental in supporting the initiatives of the Prime Minister’s Office – ‘Mission Indradhanush’ for improving coverage and equity in immunization. Being a technical expert, he took part in multiple national and international program evaluations related to immunization. He was the Founder National Chairperson for the ‘Alliance for Immunization in India’ and is also a member of ‘Global Urban Immunization Working Group’. He played a significant role in strengthening the AEFI Surveillance System across the country.
Dr. Bhupendra also leads the NTD portfolio with a focus on the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) disease in India. He works closely with the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program Directorate & Partners to strengthen the LF Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaigns across the country. Bhupendra supported Govt. of India for the introduction of Triple Drug Therapy (IDA), which will accelerate the elimination of LF disease from the country.
Before joining the Gates Foundation, he was the National Team Lead for USAID funded projects working on RMNCHA & Immunization across multiple states. He also worked as a National Consultant with UNICEF for Measles Elimination program and prior to that, served in World Health Organization for Polio Eradication in India.
Bhupendra completed his MBBS and MD from Uttar Pradesh, India and attended advanced courses for vaccines from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK and University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is working in the field of Public Health for past 19 years; including 5 years with the Gates Foundation.
26 Jun 2019
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