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Seeing the World as a Network – Manish Kumar

by on August 3, 2015

manishUNC recently hired Manish Kumar into the position of Senior Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening. He is working with Jason Smith, MEASURE Evaluation’s Health Systems Strengthening Director, on aspects of DATIM, development of an RHIS curriculum, measuring HIS performance, and more.

Manish was already in Chapel Hill. He recently finished an MPH degree in Public Health Leadership, with additional certificates in Public Health Informatics and International Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. Before then he obtained an MS degree in Development Knowledge from G.B. Pant University in Uttarakhand, India, and another MS degree in Management of Knowledge Systems from Wageninngen University and Research Center in the Netherlands.

Working backwards from there, he worked for about 12 years in India with OneWorld-South Asia, IntraHealth, and Abt Associates, on regional and national level ICT, HIS, and health informatics initiatives. Going back still further, Manish studied agriculture as a college student in Bihar, India. There he played soccer and inter-collegiate university cricket. He also had two years of training in martial arts. So think twice about crossing him. But wait, he also does conflict resolution, so you might be OK.

Manish was born in Siwan, Bihar State, India. His father worked with the Army Medical Corps, so he and his 3 older siblings moved around a lot, to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Delhi and Jharkhand states. Manish and his family enjoy outings in nature. In addition, Manish loves to read about leadership.


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