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Kumanan Rasanathan

Senior Health Specialist, UNICEF, New York

Kumanan Rasanathan is a public health physician and Senior Health Specialist at UNICEF in New York. He works on district health system strengthening to improve the delivery of maternal and child health services, with a particular focus in South and East Asia, and including links to universal health coverage. Kumanan is also the UNICEF focal point for health in the post-2015 development agenda and for social determinants of child health. He has commissioned and overseen a number of pieces of research for UNICEF in health systems strengthening and social determinants, and leads UNICEF’s partnerships with TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

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