Anand is the India country advisor at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation where he supports the Reproductive Health program in South Asia. He leads a small team based in Delhi that provides oversight for grantees that are working to ensure access to safe abortion, high quality family planning services and comprehensive sexuality education. He joined the Packard Foundation in 2014 and has had a keen focus on issues such as addressing social norms, integrating pleasure, and expanding self-care in reproductive health.
Prior to joining the Packard Foundation, Anand was a Senior Program Officer with the Gates Foundation where he led the integrated health initiative in Bihar, India. He holds an odd combination of master’s degrees in history and forestry, even though he’s worked in public health for over 25 years.
Even when he is working, he can sometimes be seen staring through his binoculars at birds and butterflies outside and has a nature journal open next to his meeting notebook. He enjoys cycling from Gurgaon to Delhi to get to work, and so far, has survived