Short Bio of Rajeev Sadanandan
Rajeev Sadanandan is the ICMR Chair for Health Systems Research in India. He is also the CEO of the Health System Transformation Platform, a not for profit company that works in implementation research in health systems. He belonged to the Indian Administrative Service who specialises in health systems and health financing. During his three tenures as health secretary of Kerala he initiated transformation of health systems with a focus on primary care, designing and executing disease prevention and health promotion programmes, integrating social and epidemiological determinants to health care and applying technology to improve healthcare delivery. He was the CEO of RSBY, the India’s national social health programme. Rajeev had been involved in developing and managing the TB control programme, HIV/AIDS programme at the national and state level. He worked for a brief stint in UNAIDS and has been a member of technical committees set up by UNAIDS and WHO and is currently one of the editors of WHO’s Global Report on Cancer.