Marketlinks Event

Experiences and Lessons Learned in Engaging with the Private Sector for Immunization

Tue, Nov 30 2021, 8:00 - 9:00am (8:00 - 9:00am)

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Join Marketlinks, USAID/India, USAID MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery, and private sector partners on Tuesday, November 30 at 8:00am ET for a webinar sharing practical examples of leveraging the private sector for greater immunization program reach. Speakers will also discuss how to build on the pre-pandemic evidence base on private sector engagement experiences as well as innovative approaches with the COVID-19 vaccines rollout to build stronger, more resilient immunization programs in the future.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://encompassworld.zoom.us/j/92092006560
Passcode: 125219


Speakers 

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Dr Olayinke

Moderator: Dr. Folake Olayinke
Immunization Team Lead, USAID

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Susan Ross

Susan Rae Ross
Senior Private Sector Engagement Advisor, USAID

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Christopher Morgan

Dr. Christopher Morgan
Senior Technical Advisor, Immunization/USAID MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery, Jhpiego

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Ankur Malhotra.

Ankur Malhotra
Head, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Arvind Kumar Pandian

Arvind Kumar Pandian
Senior Advisor Strategic Partnerships, USAID/India

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Dr. Neeta Rao 
Senior Health Lead, USAID/India

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Gautam Chakraborty

Gautam Chakraborty 
Senior Advisor on Innovative Health Financing, USAID/India

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Rinika Grover.

Rinika Grover
Head, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
Apollo Tyres Ltd.


Biographies

Dr. Folake Olayinke
Immunization Team Lead, USAID

Dr. Folake Olayinka is the Immunization Team Leader, within the Maternal Child Health Office in the Global Health Bureau of USAID. She also serves as the technical lead on COVID-19 vaccine technical assistance support in the GH Bureau.

Dr. Folake Olayinka is a medical doctor with public health qualifications in maternal and child health and over 25 years’ experience. She has led global and country teams in immunization systems strengthening programs. She also brings extensive multi-country experience in polio eradication, maternal and child health, malaria and broader primary health care. She has been at the forefront of expanding private sector participation in immunization programs.

Dr. Folake Olayinka is a globally recognized expert and serves on a number of advisory groups such as Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and WHO African Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG).

Susan Rae Ross
Senior Private Sector Engagement Advisor, USAID

As the Sr. Private Sector Engagement Advisor for the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition office in USAID’s Global Health (GH) Bureau Susan works with U.S and local companies, financers and investors to facilitate new business models and shared value efforts, maximizing all partners’ core competencies, to produce results.

Susan served as the founder and CEO of SR International, a consulting company that worked with businesses, governments and non-profits to develop effective partnerships. She has also held senior positions CARE where she led teams to execute transformative changes to organizational and programmatic models that drove improved health outcomes. She is a highly regarded speaker and author of the award-winning book, Expanding the Pie: Fostering Effective Non-Profit and Corporate Partnerships.

Susan has a dual degree--Master’s in Business Administration/Masters of Science in Management from Tilburg University/Purdue University, a Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Dr. Christopher Morgan
Senior Technical Advisor, Immunization/USAID MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery, Jhpiego

Dr. Chris Morgan is a development practitioner and pediatrician with 30 years’ experience of health development in resource-constrained settings. He works at Jhpiego, the Johns Hopkins University affiliate, on immunization and child health supporting their global programs and country teams; they have offices in some 30 countries across Africa and Asia. This builds on 20 years (to 2020) with the Burnet Institute in PNG, Myanmar and elsewhere. During the 1990s Chris, with his family, spent eight years in rural hospitals and community health in Nepal and China (Tibet).

Dr. Morgan applies systems-thinking, implementation research, and realist and other theory-based evaluations to improve service delivery and community engagement across immunization, maternal, child and adolescent health. Dr. Morgan serves on advisory groups for WHO and Gavi; he is chair of WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group, and serves on WHO HQ’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts’ COVID-19 Vaccines Working Group. He served on WHO’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee for eight years to 2018 (chair for five). He holds honorary appointments at Burnet and University of Melbourne, where he completed doctoral research into the integration of immunization with other services.

Ankur Malhotra
Head, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ankur Malhotra heads Corporate Affairs and CSR for HPE in India, and focuses on engagement strategies to support the growth of business, and to enhance company’s brand. He also represents HPE at government and non-government forums on public policy matters impacting the company.

Having done his graduation in Economics & Political Science and post-graduation in Business Administration, Ankur has more than 21 years of experience with c-suite companies like Accenture, Deloitte, PwC and Wipro, and has inculcated an in-depth understanding of India’s government sector and country’s socioeconomic complexities.

His professional expertise spans across areas like policy formulation, driving mutually-inclusive stakeholder relationships, and advising for high-impact governance reform initiatives.

At HPE, Ankur works extensively to position the Firm as a thought leader at a pan-India level via active involvement in various flagship projects like Smart Cities and Digital India. He also strives to enhance HPE’s reputation through effective design and implementation of firm’s CSR charter, which addresses key societal challenges like primary health, digital education and digital villages.

Ankur has worked extensively across India, especially the Eastern region, and has also undertaken number of strategic ICT projects in USA, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Taskforce on Governance Policy for Essential Sectors which has been constituted by Government of Haryana in May 2020. He has previously served as an advisor to Government of Nagaland for Skilling & Entrepreneurship and as a member of Haryana Government Task Group on Norms, Procedures & Process Reengineering for Industrial Development from 2014 to 2019.

Arvind Kumar Pandian
Senior Advisor Strategic Partnerships, USAID/India

Mr. Arvind Kumar is the Senior Advisor Strategic Partnerships at the USAID/India Mission Health Office.  He has over 25 years of experience in the development sector and has managed more than $100 million dollars, worth of development projects.

In his role as the Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Kumar works closely with diverse stakeholders including policy makers, corporations, industry associations, and consulting firms to leverage private sector resources to accelerate development goals. Some of Kumar’s significant contributions include: using technologies to assess feedback from patients on the quality of healthcare services they availed from private and public health facilities; oversight to the Corporate TB Pledge which has 125+ corporations committing their support to eliminate TB in India; and designing programs to transfer promising healthcare solutions from India to other countries.

Mr. Kumar has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s in business administration.

Dr. Neeta Rao 
Senior Health Lead, USAID/India

Dr. Neeta Rao is the Senior Health Lead at USAID/India, Health Office with over 17 years of experience in health systems strengthening, largely focused on health financing and risk pooling. At USAID/India she is leading the $100 million + SAMRIDH blended financing initiative to mobilize private capital and ensure its effective utilization for critical health system challenges. She has contributed to the field of health financing through her work on National Health Accounts, risk protection, innovative financing including Development Impact Bond and Pay-for-performance mechanisms. She is a public health professional and worked with varied stakeholders including World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, private insurance company, implementing organization, grassroots NGOs and multinational agency on health financing, research and evaluation, policy, and program management. She is based out of the US Consulate in Mumbai and fosters strong relationships with private sector partners including financial institutions, pharma companies, insurance companies, professional associations and aggregators in healthcare.

Gautam Chakraborty 
Senior Advisor on Innovative Health Financing, USAID/India

Gautam Chakraborty Senior Advisor on Innovative Health Financing - USAID/India | Health Office. Gautam has been the Innovative Health Financing lead at USAID/India since 2016. In the India Mission, he managed USAID’s first Development Impact Bond on Maternal Health apart from healthcare loan-portfolio guarantees with banks and financial institutions. He is also part of the USAID team leading the $100 million+ SAMRIDH blended finance facility to respond to India’s COVID needs. Apart from his innovative financing work, he also manages USAID's flagship urban health project - Samagra.

He obtained his MBA degree in 1995, with a specialization in Finance and has 25 years of health financing and health systems experience in India. Before joining USAID, he had been involved in financial planning and budgeting for a major Government of India program, called the National Urban Health Mission. He has also contributed in improving a major pan-India public-private partnership on Emergency Response System (ERS) under the National Health Mission. Currently at USAID, he is exploring innovative financing options like blended finance and impact bonds to leverage private capital for primary healthcare in India.

Rinika Grover
Head Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Rinika has over 20 years of experience in the development sector. She started her career as a volunteer and later pursued a post-graduation program in special education for differently abled children. She worked as a special educator. She holds a Masters degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She completed a program in Climate Change Policy and Public Health from University of Wisconsin–Madison. She studied Business Sustainability Management at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Recently she was recognized and awarded by CSR Works, Singapore as Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2020.

She worked over a decade in the UK with one of the biggest Children’s Charity, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Children. She moved back to India in a Sustainability role with Apollo Tyres in 2014. 

In the last six years, she has concentrated the work in the area of Healthcare for Trucking Community, Solid Waste Management and Sanitation, Livelihood for underprivileged women and Biodiversity.

She heads the Global Sustainability function at Apollo Tyres Ltd, and works with her team to drive Sustainability Management Framework. She is a member of multiple committees CII National CSR Council, CII Gujarat Chapter, and FICCI Environment Committee. She also sits on the Advisory Council of Creative Dignity, an online ecosystem for Indian Artisans.