Antaryami DashNon-governmental organization leader bringing nutrition expertise to the development and humanitarian sector
Antaryami Dash is an experienced non-governmental organizational leader leading the health and nutrition thematic portfolio at Save the Children, India and co-chairing Save the Children’s Nutrition Technical Working Group. Previously, Antaryami has worked with UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) and government health systems bringing his skills and expertise to bear on issues related to community management of acute malnutrition, nutrition in emergency settings, nutrition surveillance, health-system strengthening, data analytics, and research. His economic and nutrition public policy research has covered such areas as assessment of cost of diet in India and finding solutions to minimize the affordability gap of a nutritious diet; assessing household level co-coverage of nutrition-specific and -sensitive interventions; reducing child malnutrition by improving home-augmented household diets using a positive deviance approach; and assessing campaign effectiveness and coverage of vitamin A and de-worming. Antaryami has mentored participants in Save the Children’s course on ‘Nourishing the youngest and resourcing the families for better nutrition.’ He holds a bachelor’s degree in homoeopathic medicine and surgery, a master’s in public health, specializing in health administration, and is currently pursuing his PhD in public health from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.