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Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy – Developmental Pediatrician and Founder & Medical Director of Ummeed Child Development Center

Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy founded Ummeed in 2001, to fill the unaddressed gap in services available for children with developmental disabilities in India. Since its inception, Ummeed has continued to grow year on year, reaching out to children with developmental disabilities and addressing issues around developmental disabilities in children.

Dr. Vibha is also a great proponent of Family Centered Care, a philosophy which runs through all of Ummeed’s work, which has helped in building an ecosystem for the development of children with disabilities. Her expertise in the field of developmental disabilities has seen her as an influencer and contributor in multiple forums, examples being, (i) Committee Member of the Disability Chapter of the World Health Organization, (ii) Member of the Task Force Constituted by Ministry of Human Resource & Development and (iii) Core Member/ Independent Expert on the Technical Resource Group, of “The Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram” (translated as National Child Health Program) constituted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India.

In 2016, Vibha is looking to take Ummeed’s reach forward by exploring advocacy and research. Vibha completed the Mental Health Training Program in Narrative ideas and practices in 2015 and uses Narrative ideas in her practice as a developmental paediatrician. In addition to her impressive resume, Vibha is an avid reader and walker. She enjoys yoga and travel and is constantly exploring and developing the world around her and others. We look forward to Dr. Vibha sharing her ideas and experiences in Narrative practices at A Room Full Of Stories.