Dr Suranjeen Prasad Pallipamula is a Community Health Specialist working in Jharkhand for the past 12 years. He is the Jharkhand State Program Manager for Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University). He is the lead for Advance Family Planning project in Jharkhand focusing on quality of care in family planning services.
His works includes quality assurances of clinical services especially for maternal health, improving Nursing Education and Family Planning Services. His earlier work has largely been on Community Participation and Accountability in Health, where he worked as a team leader to facilitate the setting up of a Village Health Committee and a health volunteer called Sahiyya in each village of Jharkhand. He has also worked on an advocacy campaign that led to a Youth Policy for the State of Jharkhand and facilitated the setting up of a civil society network called JASHN that prepared a report card on Nutrition in Jharkhand. He did his MBBS and MD in Community Medicine from the Christian Medical College, Vellore and was awarded the Leadership Development Mechanism Fellowship for Sexual and Reproductive Health in 2006 by the Packard Foundation.