Professional Advisors to FMCH UK
Dr. Rupal Dalal MD
Dr. Rupal qualified as a doctor in Mumbai and as a Paediatrician in Chicago, USA. After several years’ paediatric experience in San Jose, California she returned to Mumbai with a longing to tackle malnutrition. While there, she encountered the Foundation for Mother & Child (FMCH) health and volunteered her services as Director of Health. She also served on the Management Committee.
Rupal now serves as Founding Medical Director for FMCH – India and Shrimati Malati Dahanukar Trust in Maharashtra. She initiated preventive and therapeutic clinics for malnourished children in 2007 and now leads a team of doctors, nurses and nutritionists in multiple clinics to alleviate malnutrition in children age 0-6 years in the urban slums of Mumbai and rural Maharashtra.
She has also helped to reduce malnutrition in children through the implementation of preventive paediatric care, outpatient treatments, severe acute malnutrition management, food supplements, health and hygiene awareness and intensive maternal education in nutrition for their young children.
Rupal developed the Training of Trainers (ToT) programme for paediatric doctors, nutritionists, NGOs and government health care workers. The ToT programmes were developed to help decrease maternal and infant mortality rate, improve the nutrition status of children during pregnancy and first year of life, and improve the management of severe acute malnutrition along the latest WHO guidelines.
Dr Rupal now serves as Consulting Pediatrician to the Government of Maharashtra, Department of Health and was recently awarded a Diploma in Health Promotion in RMNCH-Aby Public Health Foundation of India.
Dalwai S, Choudhury P, Bavdekar S, Dalal R, Kapil U, Dubey A, Ugra D, Agnani M, Sachdev H (2013) Consensus Statement of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics on Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition. Indian Pediatr, 50(4):399-404. Endorsed by Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Lisa Teoh MBChB, MRCPCh
Lisa is a Consultant in acute and community paediatrics working in Torbay Hospital, UK which has a level 2 neonatal unit. She has a special interest in sleep, respiratory and neurodisability.
FMCH targets the crucial early years which set a child up for life. Lisa is excited to be a member of the Board of Advisors and learn more about the challenges facing paediatric teams abroad.
She has two children of her own aged 2 and 4.
Dr. Clare Taylor BA, MBChB, FRCS, FRCEM
Having completed a degree in English, Clare studied medicine at Bristol University, graduating in 1990. She undertook specialty training in Emergency Medicine in England and Australia and became a Consultant at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, in 2002.
She has a special interest in training and education and was appointed Medical Dean for Bath Academy in 2010. In 2015 Clare became an honorary reader at the University of Bristol Medical School. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, an Educational Supervisor, and South West regional representative for the Resus Council UK. She is a course director on Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Life Support courses.
Clare lives in Bath but travels frequently. She is married and has three children.