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Shiva S. Halli Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Shiva S. Halli is a Professor at the Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, UoM. He joined the UoM in 1986 as an Assistant Professor soon after completing his PhD in demography. Based on his exceptional performance in research, within six years he was promoted to the rank of professor in 1992. In his tenure at the UoM during the last 31 years, he has published 9 books and nearly 100 original scientific research papers.

For the last 15 years, he has been working in India on UoM projects such as those on HIV/AIDS and maternal, neonatal and child health. He is a founding member of the university’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme team in Karnataka. He was a member of the Evaluation Advisory Group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for HIV/AIDS programme in India. Currently, he is the coordinator of the Indian programmes of the UoM.