Dr Hemant Shukla is the Team Leader of the Country Support team for polio at the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization.
Dr Shukla led polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan as the Team Leader for Polio at the World Health Organization office for Afghanistan through July 2019. Prior to that appointment, Dr Shukla served at WHO Headquarters, Geneva from 2013 to 2015, supporting Horn of Africa countries in polio outbreak response.
Dr Shukla previously led WHO’s polio eradication and immunization strengthening efforts in Bihar state of India, managing an extensive network of more than 1000 field staff.
Dr Shukla completed his M.D. from All India Institute of Medical Sciences specializing in Community Medicine and obtained his MBBS degree from Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore University.