Class 12 (2013-2015)

Manish Kumar, India

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Public Health Leadership Program

Manish Kumar is an international development professional with over 14 years of experience and expertise in research, design, implementation, scale-up and institutionalization of innovations (information system innovations in particular) in global health, nutrition, and agriculture. Kumar, a Rotary Peace Fellow, graduated from the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2015. He says, “Rotary Peace Fellowship has positively influenced his thinking and practice towards international development”.

He currently works as the Senior Technical Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening in the MEASURE Evaluation Project- a United States government funded global health information systems project-of the Carolina Population Center. His work includes providing technical and capacity-building support for implementation of the Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact Monitoring (DATIM) System of the United States government in more than 50 developing countries.

Kumar, a native of India, is also an adjunct assistant professor in the PHLP.

He has worked with international NGOs such as John Snow Inc. Research and Training Institute, Abt Associates, IntraHealth International, Inc., and OneWorld International-South Asia. He has offered leadership, management and services in projects such as Health Finance and Governance (HFG), Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovation in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), and Vistaar (Hindi word for “Expansion”).

Applied Field Experience

SPRING, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. Virginia, USA