Dr. Amit Bhanot is a medical doctor and public health professional with over 22 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing complex health projects to strengthen health systems in partnership with the private sector and national and regional governments in Asia and Africa.
At Results for Development (R4D), Dr. Bhanot is technical director for the Frontier Health Markets, Global Technical Assistance project where he is responsible for technical and thought leadership and strategic direction. He works closely with implementing partners, government counterparts, USAID mission staff and other stakeholders to improve health markets and promote public-private engagement for improved health outcomes.
In his career, Dr. Bhanot has served as project director, technical expert, and quality improvement specialist on several multimillion-dollar FP/RH, MNCH, HIV, TB and NCD interventions. He led development of market intelligence plans and facilitated communications between key suppliers, manufacturers, marketers, procurement agencies, and regulators to drive access to services and technologies while strengthening the capacity of facility and community providers in multiple states in India and countries in Asia and Africa.
In a prior role as deputy director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Dr. Bhanot facilitated introduction of new treatment devices and contraceptive technologies for cervical cancer and FP/RH interventions within state health programs in India. He also strengthened the supply chain to improve forecasting, quantification, procurement, distribution, and online information systems. As project director for health for the Palladium Group, he oversaw development and implementation of programs across Africa and Asia. He also worked with PSI on various health projects.
Dr. Bhanot holds an MBBS (bachelor of medicine and surgery) degree and an MD degree from leading medical institutes in India. He is a native speaker of English and speaks fluent Hindi.