Prof. Dr. Nirmala Murthy
Honorary President of Foundation for Research in Health Systems, Ahmedabad
D.Sc from Harvard School of Public Health
An ex Prof IIM, Ahmedabad, Dr Nirmala Murthy has since 1974 worked as MIS consultant on several health, nutrition and population projects, mainly in India but also in Bangladesh, Yemen and Vietnam.
Some of her major consulting assignments include “Decentralised Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation” as consultant of the World Bank for the Reproductive and Child Health program of the government of India. Other similar assignments included MIS consultancy for WB-assisted projects in Rajasthan, Kerala, UP, Bangladesh, and Integrated Nutrition Program (TINP).
Her international experience includes evaluation of large programs – their management and impact such as the Ford Foundation’s health and nutrition program in Asia and Africa, International Health Policy Program (IHPP); of International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN)’s program in India, ICDDRB research program and Global Forum for Health Research.