IIHMR – Delhi, Appoints Dr Sanjiv Kumar former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre as the new Director

New Delhi:International Institute of Healthcare Management Research Delhi appoints, Dr. Sanjivkumar, former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resources Center as the New Director. He will be taking the charge starting 1st April, 2017

Dr Sanjiv Kumar did his MBBS and MD from AIIMS, New Delhi, DNB in MCH and MBA in Strategic Management from University of Wales, UK. He has been conferred three fellowships and six national and international awards in recognition of his contribution in the field of health. . He has 41 years of experience in public health across 29 countries. The public health work took him to Deserts of Rajasthan, Masai villages of Kenya, former Soviet countries in transition, conflict torn areas of Iraq, Somalia, Tajikistan and Uganda. He started as Medical Officer in Indian Army and then worked at grass root level at Primary Health Centres in Haryana and urban slums in Delhi.

Dr. Kumar joined UNICEF and worked for 22 years as health specialist in India and as Chief of 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 and Baltic States. His work covered strategic program reviews, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, 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.

Dr Kumar has been active in academics and has worked at various levels in academic institutions including All India Institute of Medical Sciences as a Resident, University College of Medical Sciences as Lecturer, IIHMR Delhi as Dean, NIHFW as Consultant, INCLEN Institute of Global Health as Professor and has conducted many seminars and delivered Guest Lectures at reputed Universities including Harvard, Indiana university and all India institute of medical science New Delhi.

He feels IIHMR Delhi has excellent faculty,well placed alumni, infrastructure and provides top class education, management development programmes, high quality research and consultancy services. His efforts will be to fully exploit its potential.

Speaking on the occasion, Dean Academics and Student Affairs, IIHMR Delhi, Dr. A K Agarwal said “We all are pleased to welcome & congratulate Dr. Sanjiv Kumar for his new role. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar brings valuable experience as a leader, in the field of Healthcare Management. With his vast experience Dr. Kumar will take IIHMR to greater heights.”