Sireesha Perabathina manages the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage and the associated Joint Learning Fund. She has over a decade of management and administrative experience in healthcare and has been extensively involved in program design, management, and implementation support for integrated health system solutions. Sireesha was a Ford Foundation Fellow and has a dual Master’s of Public Health, in Maternal and Child Health and International Health, from the School of Public Health at Boston University. She also has an MBA in Healthcare from the Indian Institute of Health and Hospital Management and Research. Outside of work, Sireesha is an accomplished baker and painter.
The project pilot tested a model to move closer to universal health coverage in three facilities in Trivandrum district. The model was based on a bottom up approach, which focused on expanding services offered, strengthening primary care centers, and addressing the needs of the catchment population