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Meera Shekar

Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist, Human Development Network 

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Meera Shekar is a Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist with the Human Development Network in the World Bank. She is leading the repositioning of the nutrition agenda within the Bank and with donor partners.


She has a PhD In International Nutrition, Epidemiology and Population studies from Cornell University, Ithaca NY, and a Masters and a Bachelors degree in nutrition from Delhi University in India. She has lived and worked across the globe and has extensive programming experience in nutrition and public health in diverse countries ranging from India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Vietnam, Bolivia, Guatemala, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. Before joining the World Bank she led UNICEF's Health, Nutrition and Water and Sanitation teams in Tanzania and the Philippines. In Ethiopia, she led UNICEF's nutrition program. Among others, she has consulted extensively with the Johns Hopkins University Population Communications Services (JHU/PCS) in India.


To reach this expert, please contact the World Bank's Media Division.


Updated September 17, 2008

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