Professor T. Sundararaman, is currently global coordinator of Peoples Health Movement, and has been an activist of people’s science movements and peoples health movements since the eighties. After acquiring his MD in Internal Medicine in 1984, he worked for 18 years in the faculty of Internal Medicine, JIPMER in Puducherry. From 2002, he shifted to working on strengthening public health systems first as Director of State Health Resource Center Chhattisgarh and then as executive director of National Health Systems Resource Center. From 2015 to 2019 he was Professor and Dean of the school of health systems studies in Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Mumbai. Major contributions have been to developing community health worker programs in India and different aspects of strengthening public health systems as part of the National Health Mission.