Hemant Kumar Mishra

Hemant Kumar Mishra

Assistant Professor

Mr. Hemant Kumar Mishra is a Development Professional and Academician with a background in Biological/Medical Anthropology. He has completed his Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Biological (Physical) Anthropology from Sambalpur University, Odisha, India in the year 1997. Within his professional career of 19 years, he has worked in various capacities such as an Academician, Researcher, Coordinator and a Trainer with international agencies such as USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA, DANIDA, SIFPSA etc. and many state governments of India through different programmes and projects. He started his career as a research associate on project based from Department of Anthropology, Sambalpur University and has almost completed more than 20 research projects and implemented four major programmes during this tenure encompassing monitoring and evaluation of many National Health Programs in India. Besides, he worked as a nodal person for UNICEF supported project on WASH in Health and Nutritional Rehabilitation Center (NRCs) in Madhya Pradesh (2016-2019) and coordinated National Family Health Survey, Round 4 (2015-16) for Odisha State of India. He also worked as a programme officer for the Strengthening District Health System funded by DANIDA (2002– 2005) in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh and managed the Technical Support Unit to Rajasthan State Aids Control Society (RSACS) as a Project officer of Strategic Management Unit in 2009. He also facilitates Government of Chhattisgarh to execute and manage National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as Project Director (In-charge) and Management Information System Officer through USAID supported Health of The Urban Poor (HUP) Programme (2011-2015). Broadly, his responsibilities include providing strategic and technical support in improving and maintaining the quality standards of project and programmes. He has achieved significant experience in conducting Scientifically Qualitative and Quantitative Research. His major area of interest includes Medical Anthropology, Rural Development, Health System Research & Urban Health System, Reproductive & Child Health, Corporate social responsibility and Livelihood, Entrepreneurship development, and Water, sanitation, and Hygiene. He published many technical reports, articles and authored several project reports during his academic journey.

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