Sanjiv Kumar, MBBS, MD, DNB, MBA, FAMS, FIMAMS

Executive Director at National Health Systems Resource Centre, MOHFW, Govt of India

Dr Sanjiv Kumar has 38 years of experience in public health in 29 countries in Central and South Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Eastern Europe and in academics. He started his career as MO in Indian Army. Later he worked at PHCs in Haryana, urban slums in Delhi, and in UNICEF as health specialist at state and national level in India and then moved to international positions as Chief of Health, Nutrition, Child Survival & Development and Senior Advisor in Iraq, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia and Regional Advisor for 22 countries in Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe. During this journey he worked in deserts of Rajasthan to Masai villages in Kenya, post conflict areas of northern Uganda, war zone in Cambodia, and domestic fish ponds in Bangladesh, firing lines in Iraq; militancy torn Somalia and former Soviet republics after collapse of communism and so on. He has conducted strategic program reviews, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, capacity building of semi-literate village volunteers, health workers, program managers, senior faculty of medical, nursing and paramedic colleges, strategic planning and managing of health programs for UNICEF in many countries. In 2011, he came back to academics and developed and facilitated courses for government officials and NGOs in leadership and strategic management for mid and senior level health officials and supervised research projects for reputed national and international organizations. His current interests are capacity building in leadership, strategic management team building for corporate sector, UN and health institutions. He currently heads National Health Systems Resource Centre that provides technical support to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, state governments in India.


He has published about 100 papers in scientific and popular magazines and chapters in books.