Senior Program Officer - Health, Tata Trusts
Jayeeta Chowdhury is a Senior Program Officer in the Health portfolio at Tata Trusts. She is a development & humanitarian professional with 17 years of experience in public health, education and women’s empowerment at national and international level. Jayeeta has been working with donor agencies, government, international agencies and NGOs in giving strategic, programmatic and technical guidance and support. Her expertise lies in programme designing, field and operations, monitoring and documentation as per the need of the program. Besides that, Jayeeta has experience in partnership management, research and advocacy. She has been leading and implementing high volume and high value programmes on reproductive and sexual health, child and adolescent health, malnutrition, disease control, cancer and palliative care, violence against women, adolescent and women’s education at state and national level.
At Tata Trusts, Jayeeta leads multiple initiatives across the health portfolio:
- Theory of Change based programme development in 7 states (Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and North East) on Reproductive and Child Health, Malaria, Malnutrition
- Leading initiative on malaria elimination in tribal heartland of Odisha in collaboration with Deptt. of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha
- Sector building on malaria and creating partnerships
- Lead India’s first of its kind respite palliative care platform in collaboration with Tata Memorial Centre (for Cancer), Mumbai in setting up
- Leading initiative called Action against Malnutrition among children under three years in Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh
- Led initiative on violence against women as public health concern across 3 states of India (New Delhi, Maharashtra and Kerala)
- Strategic planning for health sector and developing Inter Sectoral Plan for regions of high priority
Jayeeta has previously worked with International Planned Parenthood Foundation, South Asia Regional Office as a Consultant Trainer in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and at the Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) as a Program Manager, to name a few.
Jayeeta has also written multiple papers that have been published: Respite Model of Palliative Care for Advanced Cancer in India: Development and Evaluation of Effectiveness, Salins N et al, 2015, Have the Supreme Court Guidelines made a Difference?, A Study of Quality of Care of Women’s Sterilization in Five States, 2009, Exploring What Happens to Children Identified with Acute Flaccid Paralysis under the Pulse Polio Programme in Uttar Pradesh, India, 2009.
Jayeeta has completed her Masters in Public Health from the Royal Tropical Institute, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. She recently went to Harvard University for a short term study in Humanitarian Response Intensive Course.