Dr. Ratna Devi is the CEO and Co-founder of DakshamA Health and Education, an organisation that is dedicated to working for access to health, patient education and advocacy. DakshamA aims to create a network of caregivers and patient groups, and work with them on knowledge sharing as well as providing essential feedback for managing long term and chronic diseases. She leads a cross disease Patient Alliance in India called Indian Alliance of Patient Groups (IAPG), Board member HIA (Healthy India Alliance – the National NCD Alliance in India) and  I – ORD (Indian Organisation for Rare Diseases). She holds an MBBS degree from Sambalpur University and a dual MBA from SYMBIOSIS and Manipal Institute of Distance Education. Dr. Devi also holds advisory positions at several NGOs and has contributed to research as well as publications.



  • Has over 30 years of experience as a medical doctor, public health and management professional working to improve health outcomes in India
  • Experienced in leading and working in a consortium of organizations to create an enabling environment for active participation of all for effective policies, partnerships and programs
  • Spent her initial 10 years in the government and for the past 20 years, she has worked with national and international NGOs for public health initiatives
  • Combines clinical qualifications to support high-quality service delivery and management experience
  • Experienced in providing technical support to various organizations on public health issues, policy documents, evaluation and analysis of white papers, position papers, health policies and project proposals
  • Experienced in managing large-scale programs for success and scaling-up innovative pilot programs across India, at national and state levels
  • Experienced in capacity and technical building program management

Terms on our Board

  • 1st term (2018-2020)