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This Expert's name is Nidhi Khurana

This Expert's occupation is Global Health | Health Systems | Policy
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Snapshot

Experience

15+ years

Languages

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Countries of Work

India, Liberia, Switzerland, United States of America

Areas of Expertise

  • General
  • Priority-setting
  • Earmarked taxes
  • Financing for PHC and community health (preventive, promotive, and curative care
  • Health coverage schemes
  • Innovative financing
  • Pay for performance
  • Provider payment
  • Health management, policy and planning
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Private sector engagement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategy development
  • Health management information systems
  • Health-related surveys
  • Interoperability of information systems
  • Innovation ecosystem strengthening
  • Scaling innovations
  • Indicator development
  • Research
  • Results and logical frameworks
  • Family planning
  • Maternal, newborn and child health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Dissemination and knowledge brokering
  • Fiscal space analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Political economy analysis
  • Problems and priorities assessment
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Design and organization of service delivery models that include PHC and community health services
  • Facilitating stakeholder dialgoue
Evidence synthesis, knowledge translation, health systems design

Professional Experience

  • WHO Foundation/ Senior Portfolio Lead - Strategy and Impact

    Jun 2022 - Present
    • Lead strategy and design evidence-based investments for the Primary Health, Digital Health and Mental Health thematic work streams to support the WHO's General Programme of Work and Triple Billion targets.
    • Review and augment WHO Foundation’s inaugural triennium strategy (2022-25).
    • Design and implement a multi-criteria opportunity prioritisation framework to assess investment opportunities across WHOF’s identified focus areas to provide a clear direction whether to ‘build’, ‘incubate’ or ‘no go’ a specific opportunity.
    • Lead engagement with WHO counterparts and key partners in the global health ecosystem to drive action on two critical investment areas, namely 1) Scaling what works i
  • Independent Global Health Consultant - Various

    Nov 2021 - Present
    - Designed a complex evidence-informed multi-sectoral convergent programme for adolescent wellbeing for the Government of Bihar, drawing on evidence from the largest longitudinal study of adolescents globally
    - Drive a bi-monthly newsletter product which brings forth implementation lessons from Dvara Health Finance’s flagship health financing innovation for the ‘missing middle'.
    - Lead the policy landscaping and programmatic evaluation of a ‘lessons learned’ study for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to understand key learnings and takeaways from their decade-long midwifery strengthening programme in Bangladesh.
  • Population Council/Health Systems Specialist

    Apr 2019 - Oct 2021
    Led the health systems design and evidence-to-impact work-streams. Engaged with the federal and state governments on reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) policy advocacy, as well as with stakeholders such as international philanthropies as a thought-partner in designing health systems initiatives in states with poor health outcomes.

Education

  • World Health Organisation

    Graduated 2019
    Advanced Course in Health Financing - On-premise in Geneva
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

    Graduated 2014
    Master of Science in Public Health (International Health - Health Systems and Policy)
  • Stanford University

    Graduated 2011
    Graduate Certificate Program, Strategic Decision and Risk Management
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - University School of Management Studies

    Graduated 2003
    Master of Business Administration - International Marketing
  • University of Delhi,

    Graduated 2001
    Bachelor of Applied Sciences — Food Science & Technology

Areas of Expertise

  • General
  • Priority-setting
  • Earmarked taxes
  • Financing for PHC and community health (preventive, promotive, and curative care
  • Health coverage schemes
  • Innovative financing
  • Pay for performance
  • Provider payment
  • Health management, policy and planning
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Private sector engagement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategy development
  • Health management information systems
  • Health-related surveys
  • Interoperability of information systems
  • Innovation ecosystem strengthening
  • Scaling innovations
  • Indicator development
  • Research
  • Results and logical frameworks
  • Family planning
  • Maternal, newborn and child health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Dissemination and knowledge brokering
  • Fiscal space analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Political economy analysis
  • Problems and priorities assessment
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Design and organization of service delivery models that include PHC and community health services
  • Facilitating stakeholder dialgoue
Evidence synthesis, knowledge translation, health systems design