Anandhi Subramani

Community Hero

Anandhi Subramani

(IND) India:  Nurse

Nominee Highlights:

Anandhi Subramani is a dedicated nurse, educator and public health professional. She is always looking for new ways to challenge herself and seeks out opportunities to support her community by educating the next generation of nurses, and training healthcare providers. Subramani does not shy away from a challenge and has supported the implementation of healthcare programs for various organizations in challenging contexts within her country. She is currently a Programme Officer at Jhpiego.

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After Anandhi Subramani completed her Bachelors in Nursing, she wanted to give back to her profession – she decided to go into teaching the future generation of nursing professionals for eight years. To further hone her clinical skills, she joined Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore as a staff nurse. Following her time at Mount Elizabeth Hospital,  she completed her Masters in Nursing, with a specialization in Obstetrical and gynaecological Nursing. Following her graduation, Subramani sought to broaden her horizon and serve the masses, and found her way to a career in Public health. Subramani led as Master mentor in the AMANAT program, which is a large quality improvement initiative aiming to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes in government facilities through interventions at all levels including supply procurement, provider skills, and management through CARE INDIA at Bihar. The primary goal of the program was to improve the quality of maternal and neonatal care delivered by Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) at the facility level. 

“I share the proud privilege of being a part of the nursing profession and able to reach the real people in need of access to quality health care services. I know that I have played a small but definitely significant role towards the development of a healthier world and will continue my quest.” – Anandhi Subramani

Subramani now works at Jhpiego as a Programme Officer supporting the improvement of maternal and neonatal outcomes by ensuring adequate spacing of births under “Expanding Access to Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) Services in India (EAISI)” as a program officer in Bastar division, Chhattisgarh. Baster is an incredibly difficult region to work in – but she was up for the challenge. She was able to effectively address the lack of skilled service providers and non – availability of round the clock services at public facilities. Through this program, she trained more than 200 healthcare providers in comprehensive IUCD training. Through this experience, Subramani realized that merely imparting training was not sufficient and therefore coordinated rigorous post-training workshops, both in-person and over the phone.