About Vihara

Vihara is an innovation and impact network working in global health. We use contextual inquiry, behavioral insights, and human-centered design to improve the way health services are conceptualized and delivered.

Established in 2002, (as Centre for Knowledge Societies) we have worked on global health challenges across Africa, South East Asia, and Eastern Asia.

Our team has experience and expertise in the following areas of work:

The Future of Frontline Care (MNCH)

New Approaches to Family Planning (FP-SRH)

Digital Strategies for Adolescent Health

Gender as a Factor in Family Health

Smarter Approaches to Reducing Tuberculosis (TB)

Socio-Cultural Factors in Mental Health and Wellbeing


Some of the adjacent themes we engage with are Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). In the past year, our work has focused on the evolving Covid - 19 crisis and its impact on our existing focus areas.


Our Team

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Blair Sachs Hanewall


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Shiv Kumar


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Ramesh Sreedharan


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Rama Kannan


Divya Datta
Senior Consultant,
Family Health & Tuberculosis

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Divya Bhardwaj
Senior Consultant,
Mental Health, Gender and Social Acceleration

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Akhilesh Nair
Human Resources Coordinator

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Namita Mohandas
Senior Consultant, Digital Health

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Aaryan Dalvi
HR Associate

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Radhika Kannan

Lead, Mental Health

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Kishan Jha
Research Associate

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Aditya Dev Sood

Founder & CEO

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Pratyusha Barua

Manager, Gender & Health

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Monika Malviya

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Aditi Wagh 
Senior Design Researcher

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Yogesh Joshi

Manager Business & Finance

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Madhu Priyanka Kannabiran

Lead, Tuberculosis

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Sarah Tanishka Nethan

Lead, Family Planning

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Ruby Khan
People & Process Manager

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Jai Prakash Sahoo

Admin Officer


Srividya Venkataraman

Manager, Tuberculosis

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Monisha Bhatnagar

Lead, Family Health

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Bhanavi Arora
Communication Designer

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    Manika Rana
    Lead - Partnerships

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    Amit Srivastava

    Accounts Officer

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