Dr. Divya Nair is Chief Technical Officer at Last Mile Health. She serves to provide executive oversight of the Health Systems Strengthening team and the Global Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning team. These teams together provide technical support for our work in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, and Sierra Leone. Among other roles, Divya is tasked with developing a shared technical vision for how community health systems can consistently deliver care in remote communities at scale, at quality, and sustainably.
Prior to Last Mile Health, Divya has worked with governments, multilaterals, NGOs and donors for over 15 years to improve evidence-informed decision making. She’s worked with the World Bank in Washington DC, IFAD in Rome, and the Institute for Health Policy in Colombo. Most recently, as Director at IDinsight in New Delhi over the last six years, Divya led several high-impact engagements, managed diverse teams, and designed and executed collaborations to support data-driven programming and policy. Clients included key institutions in national and state governments and several transformative NGOs. Divya oversaw the conceptualization of these technical partnerships and deployed a range of analytical tools to drive towards higher social impact.
Divya has a Ph.D. in public health and economics from Johns Hopkins University, an MPA from Princeton University, and a BA from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. Divya is passionate about justice and equity and has engaged deeply on topics of health and nutrition as well as women and girls’ empowerment, and has also worked on financial inclusion, agriculture, and sanitation.