Dr. Vinod Paul is the Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is also the director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Newborn Health for South East Asia Region. He is a well known academic, researcher and a public health activist. Dr. Paul was Secretary of the National Neonatology Forum (NNF) of India in 1990-92. He was instrumental in launching the neonatal resuscitation program in India, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka, He was instrumental in developing the maternal and child health strategy of the India’s Reproductive and Child Health program. He has been a member of several committees and expert groups of the Indian Planning Commission, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Department of Women and Child Health, Department of Biotechnology and the Indian Council of Medical Research. He is currently coordinating a group to write the Neonatal and Child Health Policy document  for the Government of India In 2001, Dr. Paul worked at the World Health Organization, Geneva, in the department of Child and Adolescent Health. He has been an advisor to WHO on newborn health areas on several occasions. He was the Senior Policy Advisor, Saving Newborn Lives (Save the Children) in 2002-04. He was a member of the United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health (2005-05). He is also a member of the steering committee of the Indo-US Joint Working Group on child and maternal health research.