Dr. Mahesh Srinivas is a medical doctor and public health management specialist with more than 15 years of experience. He has worked on a range of public health programs including reproductive and sexual health, child health and nutrition, HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, comprehensive eye care, and water and sanitation. He joined Pathfinder in 2014. Mahesh believes in improving management practices of public health programs for achieving better outcomes. He has experience engaging with various stakeholders—governments, funding partners, community and non-profit organizations, that are involved in managing large-scale public health programs. Some of significant initiatives Mahesh has been associated with includes the Hepatitis-B immunization initiative, increasing access to household sanitation & point of use water purification, emergency relief & rehabilitation, integrated program for the visually challenged, scaling-up of zinc and ORS for childhood diarrhea management, quality improvement of maternal care, and expanding contraceptive choices for women. As the director of programs in India, he is responsible for leading the implementation of Pathfinder’s diverse portfolio of programs. Mahesh has his MBBS from the Government Medical College in Mysore, India and an MA from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He speaks English, Hindi, and several other Indian languages.
Director of Programs