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Dr. Deepak Kumar
Country Lead-Public Health Management & Leadership, Bangladesh , CDC/TEPHINET
Dhaka, Bangladesh
I am a trained Public Health Management Expert and Medical Epidemiologist with 16 years’ experience in India, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Bangladesh.

I have proven experience in program management, health system building, need-based training, Disaster Risk Reduction, Outbreak investigations and response post earthquake, floods, Ebola, polio/VDPVs as well conflict settings.

I Can relocate immediately
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
A medical doctor from India, I bring more than 16 years’ experience in managing many large-scale projects, demanding creativity, partnership, community engagement, evidence-based advocacy, monitoring and strategic communication.

I have worked as Consultant Medical Epidemiologist during 2001-2004. During 2006-2016, I worked with the World Health Organization India and Sierra Leone to lead public health surveillance as well Disaster Risk Reduction efforts. During 2017-18, I was associated with PATH to accelerate the agenda of Neglected Tropical Disease elimination/control efforts in India.

Currently, I am leading CDC's efforts in Bangladesh to build Public Health Management and Leadership competencies among senior health workforce.

I have proven experience in assessing risks, implementing Disaster Risk Reduction activities and setting early warning system.
I have designed monitoring systems, evaluated large-scale programs, build workforce capacity in risk management and enhanced government stewardship in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone.

I have led multiple disease outbreaks investigations: Ebola, Polio, VDPVs, Lassa Fever, Cholera, Diarrhea, Diptheria, Pertussis and Measles. I have worked in post-disaster settings such as floods, earthquake and Ebola, and possess strong understanding of Incident Management System.

I am adept in writing high-quality reports, strategic documents, guidelines and SOPs.

I am an advocate for evidence-based strategic planning and human resource capacity building for sustainable health system development.
Education:
I have done M.B,B.S from Delhi University during 1995-2001. This bachelors degree trained me as a general family physician.

I completed my masters in "Health and Hospital Administration" from Delhi University during 2004-2006. This course was served through the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), Government of India, and has the purpose of building managerial capabilities as well competencies of health professionals to play leadership roles in health system.

The masters course helped me develop deep understanding of health system and its building blocks; clearly understand various management techniques and concepts in health services; and acquire managerial competencies required for planning, implementation and assessing various communicable and non-communicable programs.

I have received short-training in IMNCI (2005), Medical Health Strategies (2005), Biomedical Waste Management (2005), Vaccine Preventable Diseases management (2006), Public Health Management (2008), Pandemic Influenza Preparedness & Response (2009), Public Health Leadership (2009), Project Training (2014), International Health Regulations (2014), Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response (2015) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (2017).
Affiliations and Achievements:
A few of my achievements include following:

• Assisted Bangladesh’s IEDCR in 2019 for developing a National Laboratories Strategic Plan.

• Provided training and mentorship support to MoH, DGHS, DGMS, icddr,b, BRAC, SAVE THE CHILDREN as well selected district/Upazila level medical officers during 2019 on Public Health Management.

• Trained senior Bangladesh’s medical officers on risk categorization based on assessment of vulnerability, hazards and capacity during 2019.

• Drafted two operational guidelines: ACD and Outbreak Investigation of VL in 2018.

• Performed risk analysis for Visceral Leishmaniasis transmission and stratified geographical areas into high risk, moderate and low risk for VL transmission in the country in 2018Developed concept note in 2017 on Triple Drug Regimen for Lymphatic Filariasis.

• Mapped and categorized areas for Integrated Risk Mapping for Lymphatic Filariasis transmission in India in 2017.

• Revised India’s national operational guidelines on ELF in 2017.

• Organized and led more than 5 Joint Evaluation Missions on VPD surveillance during 2015-17.

• Performed Risk Assessment for the WHO’s IMS in 2016 for VDPV-2 outbreak in India.

• Assisted MoH to conduct Risk Assessment for Zika transmission and establish Zika Surveillance System in the country in 2016.

• Identified new environmental surveillance sites for WPV/VDPV in India in 2015 and 2016.

• Assisted development of WHO’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases Surveillance guidelines in 2015.

• Created innovative “Island Surveillance Strategy for Ebola” in Sierra Leone in 2015.

• Assisted development of National Ebola Recovery Strategy in Sierra Leone in 2015.

• Developed cross-border EVD surveillance strategies between Sierra Leone and Guinea in 2015.

• Implemented IDSR across Sierra Leone in line with IHR-2005 and trained DHMT staff during 2015.

• Conducted Post Introduction Evaluation (PIE) in Bangladesh and India in 2012 and 2014.

• Trained more than 200 newly joined WHO officers on VPD surveillance and applied epidemiology.

• Strengthened surveillance system for H1N1 Influenza in 2009 in Bihar India.

• Participated in the Need Assessment led by the World Bank and GFDRR in response to 2008 Kosi flood that affected more than 3 million people in Bihar, India.

• Established post-disaster event-based surveillance system in response to flood in Bihar in 2008 and monitored Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) initiatives.

• Led the team that developed National HIV/AIDS Sentinel Surveillance report 2006.

• Conducted national survey on ‘different dimensions of health care among elderly’ in 2004 in India.

• I contributed as part of Disaster Response Team in response to Earthquake in Gujarat, India in 2001.

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi
    Nationality:
    India
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