Dr Arun Gupta is a senior pediatrician with more than 37 years of experience, founder and central coordinator of the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) since 1991. He chose to give up private practice to work for breastfeeding policy, has been able to bring “breastfeeding” issues to the forefront of discussions both at national level and international level. He is the regional coordinator of IBFAN Asia since 2002. He has been the member of Steering Committee of WABA. In 2008 he was invited to be a Member of the Prime Ministers Council for India’s Nutrition Challenges. He chairs the Core group of the joint IBFAN WABA “Global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival” (gBICS) in partnership with Norad. He has extensively written to raise the voice of infants, in the Economic and Political Weekly, Times of India, and Civil Society. He has been quoted extensively for the issues in national press and international media. He has created the innovative programmes to mobilise action on breastfeeding like World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) and WBCi.
Dr. JP Dadhich
Dr. JP Dadhich is a senior Paediatrician with 30 years of experience, based in Delhi, trained in Neonatology, Developmental Neurology, Infant and Young Child Feeding including HIV, and Research Methods. He is a member of the IBFAN Global Council. He has Contributed chapters in textbooks on various subjects including Newborn Care, Pediatric care, Infant and young child nutrition etc. He has review and research articles published in pediatrics, neonatology and nutrition journals. He has also contributed in the editing of Journals, policy documents, position statements, training modules, conference reports etc. on breastfeeding, infant and young child feeding, newborn health, child survival, etc.
Manager, Communications & Campaigns
Nupur Bidla holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with specialization in Health and Development from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has recently been registered as a PhD Scholar at Department for Social Work, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi. Her experience profile of more than 5 years includes education, health, training, media advocacy and development communication. Her work profile involves handling communication for BPNI/IBFAN Asia, networking, publications and Campaigns/Global and local, IMS Act monitoring and local & global fundraising.
Programme Officer, Communications
Veena Rawat works as a Program Officer (Information & Communication). She is been with BPNI since 2010 and manages the reception, international and national postage, BPNI life members database, official email accounts , filing & maintenance of records.
Senior Program Officer , Administration
Amit is an expert in desktop publishing, logistic & operation management with more than 16 years of experience. His work involves designing & printing publications and handling logistic management for IYCF training, national workshops & conferences and administrative budget planning.