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B. M. Ramesh Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

B.M. Ramesh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (UoM), Canada. Prior to this, he was a Director of the Population Research Centre, Dharwad, Karnataka; before that, he was a teaching faculty at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai.

Professor Ramesh has an experience of 30 years of teaching, research and programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the field of demography, maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS and demographic and health surveys. He was a Project Director for the Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit (UP TSU) and the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT), Bangalore. As a director at the UP TSU, he led the design of the community-, facility- and health system-level technical support strategies, setting up of the TSU (including the recruitment and training of the TSU staff) and mapping of over 9,000 public health facilities in 25 high-priority districts. He was one of the coordinators of the first round of National Family Health Survey (1992–1993).

Professor Ramesh, a demographer by training, earned his PhD in demography from Bombay University in 1986 and was a recipient of the Population Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1996.