Uttara Bharath Kumar
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Health & Healthcare
Uttara Bharath Kumar 1993 Global Fellow
Educate health to illiterate audiences through innovative communication methods.
Uttara Bharath Kumar is the co-founder of Nalamdana, a non-profit NGO for health communication, and served as its Executive Director until 1996. Previously, she worked for the Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP) in Baltimore, and later worked in their Zambia field office supporting Southern and East Africa programs. She continues to actively serve on Nalamdana's Board of Trustees and provides technical guidance to Nalamdana's projects, research, and planning, as well as training and workshops. She is currently a Senior Program Officer for JHU CCP based in Chennai, providing support to programs in India, Asia, and Africa. Uttara holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA from Wellesley College.