K. Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Reflections on Leading India’s National Health Organizations K. Sujatha Rao served as Union Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the government of India until 2010, where she was involved in the first ever national program for non-communicable diseases; the process for a national policy for use of antibiotics; and introducing vaccines in public health. Previously she was Director General of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) from 2006-2009, where she was instrumental in establishing systems and building up … Continue reading “K. Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India”

Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare

Paradigm of Leadership: A Women’s View Dr. Swati Piramal (MPH ’92) is the Director of Piramal Healthcare, a leading drug discovery company which aims to bring affordable medicines to reduce the burden of disease globally. Dr. Piramal leads a team of scientists in cancer, diabetes, inflammation and infectious disease research. As Director of the Piramal Foundation, which is engaged in inter-disciplinary and field based education, she helps promote health in rural India with HMRI—a mobile health service; women’s empowerment projects; … Continue reading “Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare”