The other reporter of the Colloquium will be Dr Vijayashree, summarizing the main points of discussion for session 3 (planning and evaluation in disease control) and 6 (panel on social determinants). David and Shree will work together on session 7.
Dr.Vijayashree is a medical graduate, currently working as faculty at the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore. She is pursuing PhD from the Institute of tropical medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Her study focuses on public private partnerships in health care, with particular emphasis on National Tuberculosis programme in India. She is also involved in a World Bank project where she is evaluating the Results-Based Financing strategies for Tuberculosis Control in the Private Sector in India.
Previously Dr.Vijayashree has worked in a multi country project which investigated the health system regulation and governance in three Asian countries (2010-2012). She worked as WHO-Consultant in India’s National TB programme, providing technical assistance to the Government in implementing the programme (2006-2009). She served as medical officer in the Ministry of health and family welfare, Karnataka Government, where she provided primary care and implemented national health programmes (2000-2005)