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Usha Kiran Tarigopula Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Usha Kiran Tarigopula works as the Deputy Director, Global Health Program, at the India Country Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in New Delhi. Usha leads the foundation’s state-based programs in India with focus on Bihar and UP, and supports a number of Gates Foundation–backed efforts under the global health and synergies between global health and global development agenda. With a Master’s degree in Foods and Nutrition, Usha has 20 years of management and leadership experience with large health and development programs in India. Earlier, she worked with Care India as Senior Program Director for the Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Program that was implemented in multiple states with high incidence of disease. She has worked closely with the Indian public health programs including the National Rural Health Mission and a range of civil society, national and international academic, and research and training institutions.