Manish Kumar is a post graduate in Medicine with over 16 years of public health and development sector experience, the last 8 years in senior executive positions. He has extensivee experience of working with social sector as well as with government. He has headed the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS) for two years, where in the primary role was to manage state wide implementation of Targeted Intervention Programs and to provide strategic planning inputs in HIV/AIDS to the State of Karnataka. He has worked as the Director of the OVC project funded by USAID in Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT)and currently serves as the Director of Nutrition Project under UP TSU,IHAT. Dr. Kumar has also worked for two years as the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) of the USAID supported Samastha Project implemented by KHPT. Dr Manish has also provided technical support to the HIV response and programs in Tanzania and Zanzibar. He has successfully managed projects funded by Gates Foundation (Avahan), ActionAid, CARE, Sight Savers International on Health and other development issues.