Vinod is a full-time Member at NITI Aayog (National Institute of Transforming India). He has been a member of the faculty at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, for over three decades and Head of Department of Paediatrics for several years. Apart from being an eminent neonatologist, Vinod has contributed to India’s national programmes on reproductive and child health, and on nutrition. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the global Every Newborn Action Plan. Vinod holds positions in multiple international fora on child health, has been a co-chair of the Board of the Global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and a member of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Child and Maternal Health. A well-known published researcher, he is a recipient of the prestigious Dr B.R. Ambedkar Centenary Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research by ICMR and the Public Health Champions Award by WHO.