Abhay Shukla

OrganisationSupport for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI), India

RoleSenior Programme Coordinator

Dr Abhay Shukla is a public health physician, who has been working on health issues in collaboration with people’s movements and grassroots NGOs in Western India since over two decades. He is Senior Programme Coordinator at SATHI Pune, along with being a member of the National Health Mission Advisory Group for Community Action (AGCA), as well as having membership of the Core group on Health of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He is one of the national convenors of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA or People’s Health Movement – India) and was centrally involved in organization of the National Right to Health Care campaign during 2003-04.

Dr Shukla has co-edited and authored the books ‘Review of Health Care in India’, ‘Report on Health Inequities in Maharashtra’, ‘Health System in India – Crisis and Alternatives’ and ‘The Rights Approach to Health and Health Care’. Along with Dr Arun Gadre, he is co-author of the popular book published by Penguin – ‘Dissenting Diagnosis’ exposing malpractices in the private medical sector in India. He has been involved in developing the framework of community based monitoring and planning (CBMP) of health services at national level, and has mentored the innovative implementation of CBMP in Maharashtra since over a decade. He is actively involved in campaigns for patient’s rights, social regulation of the private medical sector, networking among ethical medical professionals, and developing a system for Universal Health Care.