Dr. Satish Kumar is an advisor at Athena. Until recently he was an advisor in Public Health Planning, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India. He also played a major role in developing and finalizing India’s National Health Policy 2017, which was recently adopted by Parliament. Dr. Kumar’s extensive experience in health and nutrition includes working with UNICEF East India office for 10 years. He subsequently served over 14 years as the Chief for various regional offices including Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu-Kerala. In addition to this, he has more than 80 publications on maternal health, child malnutrition, water and sanitation, micronutrient programs, health system strengthening and health policy. Dr. Kumar also achieved a Certificate of Merit for his support of the World Health Organization’s Small Pox Eradication Program in Bihar. He is also a member of the Expert Committee on Leprosy Elimination (DGHS, Govt of India) and Advisor to the National Committee on Control of Vector Borne Diseases (WHO-DGHS, Govt of India). Dr. Kumar’s academic qualifications include: MBBS (Medical Subjects) at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University; MS (International Course in Epidemiology) at Free University of Brussels; MD (Preventive and Social Medicine) from Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, (India); MNAMS (Member National Academy of Medical Sciences) in (Preventive and Social Medicine); National Board of Exams, Delhi; and also FIPHA (Fellow Indian Public Health Association).