A medical doctor, public health and management professional, Dr. Ratna Devi brings more than 30 years of experience working to improve health outcomes in India. She spent her initial 10 years in the government and for the past 20 years, she has worked with national and international NGOs for public health initiatives.
Dr. Ratna Devi is the CEO and Co-founder of DakshamA Health and Education, an organisation that is dedicated to working for access to health, patient education and advocacy. DakshamA aims to create a network of caregivers and patient groups, and work with them on knowledge sharing as well as providing essential feedback for managing long term and chronic diseases. She leads a cross disease Patient Alliance in India called Indian Alliance of Patient Groups (IAPG) and is the Chair of Board, IAPO (International Alliance of Patient Organisations, Board member HIA (Healthy India Alliance – the National NCD Alliance in India) and I – ORD (Indian Organisation for Rare Diseases). She holds an MBBS degree from Sambalpur University and a dual MBA from SYMBIOSIS and Manipal Institute of Distance Education. Dr. Devi also holds advisory positions at several NGOs and has contributed to research as well as publications.
Her work spans across policy initiatives for Non Communicable diseases, Rare diseases and Patient safety, focusing on changing the way healthcare is perceived and delivered. Her work with International Alliance of Patient Organisations (IAPO) as Chair, contributes to Universal Access to Healthcare in a global context focusing on the Sustainable Development goals, Migration and healthcare and Healthcare in disasters. She is a member of technical groups, advisory committees and working groups in India and internationally.
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