Deepak Kumar is the Thematic Program Manager for Health and Nutrition, and he plays a pivotal role in designing and leading impactful health and nutrition programs. A passionate and dedicated public health and nutrition professional with a strong academic background, extensive training, and almost a decade of valuable field experience in the public health and nutrition domain, Deepak provides technical oversight and guidance to the field teams. Deepak ensures that Rise Against Hunger India’s health and nutrition programs/projects meet the required technical standards and parameters. Through onsite support and training, Deepak also helps field teams learn and develop their technical skills.
With a profound commitment to equity and social justice, Deepak has been at the forefront of driving positive change in the public health & nutrition sector. His diverse expertise spans across policy, research, advocacy, administration, implementation, and capacity building for various health and nutrition policies and programs in different states of India. Deepak’s illustrious career has seen him collaborate with prominent donor organizations, including the MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundation, UNFPA, UNICEF, IKEA Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the International Cooperation of Development Fund, Taiwan, among others. His work in maternal health, health rights, malnutrition, and maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, responding to health emergencies has resulted in visible change in the communities. Having been associated with civil society groups and academic institutions, Deepak brings a unique blend of hands-on experience and cutting-edge knowledge to his endeavours. He is a sought-after expert, providing technical assistance and driving the successful implementation of large-scale health & nutrition programs and projects.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Deepak is known for his unwavering dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable populations. His passion for sustainable change and community empowerment shines through in every project he undertakes.