Dr. Arun Gupta MD FIAP
Member-Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges,
Regional Coordinator- IBFAN Asia,Co-Chair- IBFAN Global Council,
Chair, global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival(gBICS)
Convener-Alliance Against Conflict of Interest(AACI),
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034
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He is a pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience, having done his MD (Ped.) in 1976 and committed to building up issues around supporting women to succeed in optimal breastfeeding practices. Motivated by his strong belief, and noticing that problems started more often in health systems, he mobilized a group of pediatricians to engage into founding of the national network - named Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India(BPNI) in 1991. He gave up his lucrative private practice (owner of a 30 bedded children's hospital in Jalandhar, Punjab) and moved to Delhi in 1990, and a formal BPNI was born in 1991.

First few years he acted as a part time advisor/worker/implementer/manager/administrator etc. etc. and in 1998 he gave up his clinical assignments in Delhi, and fully moved into building the BPNI to raise it to the current heights in 16 years' time. BPNI is now recognized as a premier and a pioneer institution to support the governments and others on technical and other related issues.

He has single-handedly led this movement through BPNI to put breastfeeding on national and political agenda. Mobilized a network of more than 3500 people in the volunteer breastfeeding movement build a strong opinion on the issue of infant survival and development in the country. His contribution to building this institution has been recognized by other countries also, where he has been able to influence policy and legal frameworks. more>>

Dr. Arun Gupta, MD (Ped), FIAP
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