Dr Vinod K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog

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Prof. Vinod Paul, a pediatrician by training, has been on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, since 1985, and head of the department for nearly a decade.

Prof Paul has been closely associated with India’s health policy and programs in various roles for over three decades. India’s child and maternal health programs bear the imprint on his research and expertise.

As a globally recognized academic and public health exponent, Dr Paul chaired the Technical Advisory Group on Women’s and Children’s Health for WHO South East Asia Region. He has been a co-chair of the board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).

The Government of India appointed Dr Paul as a Member of the National Institution for Transforming India, the NITI Aayog, in August 2017 where he leads the Health and Nutrition verticals. He has played a pivotal role in formulating the POSHAN Abhiyaan and the Ayushman Bharat initiative.

Prof. Paul has recently been appointed as the Chairman of The Board of Governors of Medical Council of India.

Prof. Paul is a fellow of all the three science academies of the country, and a recipient of the Dr. R. Ambedkar Centenary Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research and the Public Health Champion award.

He has conferred the prestigious san Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by WHO at the 2018 World Health Assembly.