Mukund Uplekar Policy, Strategy and Innovations Unit of the Global TB Programme, WHO
Dr. Mukund Uplekar is a senior medical officer in the Policy, Strategy and Innovations Unit of the Global TB Programme at the World Health Organization in Geneva. He began his career in private medical practice in Mumbai, India, but after a year at the Harvard School of Public Health, he switched to international public health. He joined WHO in 1999 to help develop and expand work in the area now recognised as public-private mix (PPM). Since its inception, he has led the WHO-based secretariat of the global subgroup on PPM for TB care and control. He also coordinated the development and drafting of WHO’s Expanded DOTS Strategy in 2002 and the Stop TB Strategy in 2006, and led led the team that put together WHO’s post-2015 “End TB Strategy” endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2014.