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KHANNA, Dr SUMEDHA was born on June 30, 1938 in Delhi, India.


Lady Harding Medical College, India, 1956-1961, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, United Kingdom, 1962-1963, Diploma Obstetrics, 1963-1965, MRCOG. School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, United States of America, 1966-1967, Master of Public Health.

Spoken languages: English, Hindi, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesia.


Representative to Indonesia, World Health Organization since 1989. Director, Health-for-AII Strategy Coordination, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1983-1989. Chief, Division of Comprehensive Health Services, Latin America & Caribbean, Pan-American Health Organization, Washington, District of Columbia, 1980-1983.

Country Representative, Jamaica & Western Caribbean, Pan-American Health Organization, Jamaica, 1977-1980. Chief, Family Health & Population Dynamics, Latin America & Caribbean, Pan-American Health Organization, Washington, District of Columbia, 1973-1977. Country Representative, Pan-American Health Organization, Guyana, 1970-1973.

Maternal & Child Health Family Planning Advisor, Caribbean & Venezuela, Pan-American Health Organization, Trinidad & Tobago, 1968-1970. Rch Association, International Institute for the Studies of Human Reproduction, Columbia University, New York, 1967-1968.


Member: American Public Health Association. Society for International Development. Founding Fellow & Vice President, International Medical Science Academy, India.


  • Other Interests

    Human development, social equity issues especially those concerning women, health of women, safe motherhood. Academic public health education. Leadership development.

    Creative writing; wildlife. Creating networks among like-minded persons.


Spouse Steven G Serdahely, National of United States of America.

Steven G Serdahely