Sexual and reproductive health

Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

Adolescents and at-Risk Populations Team,
Department of Reproductive Health and Research

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Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli works on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) in the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research (which includes the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Human Reproductive Programme)

His work includes building the evidence base on ASRH, and supporting countries to translate this evidence into action through well-conceived and well-managed policies and programmes. His experience in generating knowledge and taking knowledge to action is global in scope and spans over 25 years

Dr Chandra-Mouli joined WHO in early-1993 and worked on HIV/AIDS prevention till mid-1996. Since then, his work has focussed on adolescent health. Before joining WHO, he worked in Zambia, India and Zimbabwe for 12 years – providing primary care services (with a private Zambian company), preventing childhood malnutrition (with a Zambian NGO), preventing HIV and responding to people with HIV (with another Zambian NGO), setting up a regional training and mentoring initiative (with the Canadian Public Health Association); and funding HIV/AIDS related work (with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation).

Over the last twenty-three years, he has led or contributed substantially to a number of the World Health Organization’s publications including evidence reviews, policy and programmatic guidance, advocacy documents, training and self-learning materials and evaluation tools. Dr Chandra-Mouli has travelled to countries around the world, where he has contributed to – and drawn from - the work of national level bodies and front-line organizations, in many different social, cultural and economic settings. Building on these experiences, he has authored/co-authored 3 books, 7 book chapters, 13 newsletter articles and 65 peer-reviewed journal articles (as of May 2017).