Dr. Jitendar Sharma
Advisor (health), Government of Andhra Pradesh and CEO, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), India
Dr. Jitendar Sharma is the Director & CEO of Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone which is Asia’s first medical devices manufacturing city. He is also Adviser for Health & Medical Technology to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He is Fellow at Joanna Briggs Institute of Evidence Based Medicine at University of Adelaide, Australia and program Director for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) fellowships in India. Earlier he served as the Head of Healthcare Technology Division and Founder Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority Medical Devices & Health Technology Policy at National Health Systems Resource Center under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. His past experience includes that at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, as consultant to World Bank and as Consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva. He has contributed through several research papers, seven books on health technologies & assessments, six compendiums on technical specifications for medical technologies and a number of WHO reports on health technologies. He has been a key designer and coordinator for several technology intensive health programs in India such as the national biomedical equipment maintenance program, the national diagnostics program and national dialysis program. He teaches courses on health policy & health technology in several countries, including India.