Population Foundation of India
PFI is a national level NGO that works for improving the quality of life through increased access to quality family planning and reproductive health services, at the national, state, and district levels. They work with the government both at national and state levels and NGOs in the areas of community action for health, urban health, scaling up of successful pilots and social and behavior change communication. A central feature of PFI’s work is to advocate for effective formulation and implementation of gender-sensitive population and development policies and programs, functioning as a think tank to discuss and debate crucial population issues.
Participant Profile: Bijit Roy (Team Leader)
Bijit has over 17 years of experience in planning, implementation and management of large scale nutrition, maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS programs. Bijit is managing implementation of the scaling up grant funded by the MacArthur Foundation. He has facilitated several trainings for government officials and NGOs on Scaling Up Management. Bijit also coordinates Secretariat of the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA), providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and State Governments to strengthen and scale up implementation of community action for health under the National Health Mission (NHM). He has previously worked with CARE in the Policy and Advocacy Unit at the headquarters and managed implementation of the Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS (RACHNA) program in the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.