Dr. Sandeep Bhalla

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Dr. Sandeep Bhalla, an Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune alumni did his MD, DNB in Community Medicine/Public Health and awarded Fellowship in Leadership and Implementation Sciences to address NCDs in India (PH-Leader) jointly delivered by PHFI, Emory University, and INSP Mexico under NIH grant. He worked with VMMC, Safdarjung Hospital, National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), DFID Technical Support unit RCSHA & IIHMR, Delhi and has vast experience of 16 years in Public health program implementation and management.

Dr. Bhalla made operational guidelines for Program managers for implementation of RTI/STI services in India along with the team at NACO. He also made a database of HIV/AIDS and STI Indian research studies which is a collation of more than 8000 research studies.

Currently he is Director, Training in PHFI. Dr. Sandeep Bhalla is leading the capacity building initiatives for Primary care physicians in chronic disease management and injuries (Diabetes, GDM, Thyroid, Cardiovascular, COPD, Hypertension and Disaster Management) along with a dedicated team of 45 colleague’s. He is also an assessor for National Accreditation Board of Hospitals, Quality Council of India. He has won various awards nationally and internationally. Dr. Sandeep Bhalla has around 35 publications. He has been instrumental in forging strategic alliances of PHFI with states, regional and global health networks and Institutions.

Session 6: Fighting diabetes with technological innovations : Panelist