18 - 19 April 2012
InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Meera Shekar
Lead Health, Nutrition and Population Specialist, Lead Health, Nutrition and Population Specialist, the World Bank
Dr. Meera Shekar is Lead Health, Nutrition and Population Specialist with the World Bank’s Africa Human Development team. In addition to other responsibilities she is leading the development of the World Bank Africa region’s work on ICTs and health. Over the last several years, she has been leading the repositioning of the nutrition agenda within the World Bank and with donor partners that led to the new global Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) initiative. She has been one of the principals for the emerging aid-architecture for the SUN, and the G8 and G20 agenda-setting process for food security and nutrition over the last several years. Meera has lived and worked across the globe and has extensive programming experience in public health and nutrition in India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Vietnam, Bolivia, Guatemala, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Before joining the World Bank she led UNICEF’s Health, Nutrition and Water and Sanitation teams in Tanzania and the Philippines. Meera has a PhD in international nutrition, epidemiology and population studies from Cornell University and has consulted extensively including with the Johns Hopkins University Population Communications Services and Population Services International..
e-Health Policy: From Formulation to Implementation