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Manisha Bhinge

Managing Director, Programs, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Manisha Bhinge joined the Rockefeller Foundation in October 2016 and serves as a Managing Director for Health. Manisha leads program strategy and manages the portfolio of implementation partners for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Precision Public Health Initiative. She has over a decade and a half of experience in social innovation and implementation science in global health. Prior to this role, she created and lead the strategic partnerships office at the Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organization and launched The India Health Fund, a leverage fund in collaboration with the Global Fund. In addition, Manisha was Vice President at BRAC, the world’s largest NGO for over six years, where she developed and managed programs that promote access to health, education, economic empowerment, and social justice. She has worked extensively across Africa and South Asia on community-based service delivery and women’s health and empowerment

Manisha’s experience includes management of field operations, program strategy and design and partnerships for scaling innovation. She spent her early career in the private sector working in technology consulting and then at the UN.

She is a graduate of Harvard University with specializations in health economics and international development, as well as an undergraduate focus on computer science and mathematics.

Authored Content

  • Mar 30 2020
    Field Note Digitizing Community Health in Jaipur Through our Precision Public Health initiative, the Health team traveled to rural Rajasthan in November 2019 with our partner UNICEF, to learn from health workers, community members and local officials about how technology and data analytics can and already are making a difference in delivering more effective health services. Moving Community Health into the Digital […] Manisha Bhinge
  • Oct 24 2018
    Blog Post All Roads Lead to Astana Grace is very worried. Her seven-month-old baby boy has a raging fever and chills. She lives in the Mbarara district in Western Uganda. Sheepa, a continent away in Rangpur, Bangladesh is also very anxious. She’s seven months pregnant and has been having cramps and some bleeding. For both Grace and Sheepa, the interventions they seek […] Manisha Bhinge
  • May 16 2018
    Blog Post From Promise to Impact: Can the Digital Revolution Transform Global Health?   This piece is part of our month-long focus on health in the lead up to the 2018 World Health Assembly.  In 2010, Apple trademarked the slogan, “There’s an app for that”, a caption from its advertising campaign that went viral. The resonance of that term in popular culture highlighted the ubiquity of not just smart […] Manisha Bhinge
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