About us

Welcome to PMHI – the Paediatric Medicines and Healthcare Initiative. We are a non-profit organization committed to addressing critical issues in paediatric medicines and healthcare, specifically focusing on the development of formulations tailored for children and infants in India.

Our mission

To identify challenges, pave the way for innovative solutions, and champion the cause of paediatric healthcare. At PMHI, we believe that every child deserves access to therapeutically age-appropriate and affordable medicines.

Our Vision

To position PMHI as a leading society revolutionising paediatric healthcare in India by uniting global experts and fostering a sustainable mechanism for affordable and accessible age-appropriate medicines.

Our Values

Our diverse team is passionate about development and administration of optimal paediatric formulations, dedicated to making a lasting impact on children’s well-being in India. Join us in this commitment!”

Our Team

Founding Members

Dr Smita Salunke

PMHI Founder

Chief Scientific Officer,

European Paediatric Formulation Initiative, UK

Dr. Daniel Schaufelberger

PMHI Co-foundingMember

Independent consultant, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Anandi Krishnan

PMHI Co-founding Member

Principle Consultant,

Sidvim Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, Mumbai

Management Committee

Dr. Anish Desai

PMHI President

Director, Intellimed Healthcare Solutions, Mumbai

Prof. Vandana Patravale

PMHI Vice President 

Professor of Pharmaceutics

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Dr. Varsha Pradhan

PMHI Secretary

Partner- Regulatory Affairs.

Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd

Prof Alka Mukne

PMHI Treasurer

Head, Dept. of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai

PMHI members

Prof. Varsha Pokharkar

PMHI Member

Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vice Principal, Head of Dept of Pharmaceutics, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune

Prof. Arvind Bansal

PMHI Member

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Chandigarh

Dr Meena Shah

PMHI Member

Independent advisor, Regulatory and Quality, Mumbai

Global Advisory Committee

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