Save the Children, India
Rajiv Tandon, Senior Adviser, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition
Dr Rajiv Tandon brings over 25 years of clinical and public health expertise and experience, in both the public and private sectors. Dr Tandon earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Paediatrics, from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur University, India and has led a paediatrics and neonatology private practice and a multispecialty nursing home for over 15 years. Dr Tandon has significant experience in supporting Government of India systems and programmes, such as the Reproductive and Child Health Programme of the MHFW, the National Rural Health Mission and the ICDS Program of MWCD. He has supported nutrition advocacy efforts, including the Coalition for Sustainable Nutrition Security in India, which has promoted collaboration and consensus building to improve nutrition in India.
Dr Tandon has earned several awards for his work, including recognition as Distinguished Fellow of the Indian Academy of Preventive & Social Medicine, Fellow of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Fellow of the National Neonatology Forum of India, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Specialties (Paediatrics) IMA, and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, where he served as Chair and an International Board Member, including “Best Citizen Award” from the Government of Delhi for his work in the HIV/AIDS arena.