Dr M Prakasamma
Academy of Nursing Studies
Flat No. 215, Amruta Ville Apartments
Somajiguda, Rajbhavan Road
Opposite Yashoda Hospital
Hyderabad – 500 082 (AP)
Tel: 040-23411924, 55649195
Email : answers.mytri@gmail.com

Dr M Prakasamma has been a teacher, researcher and advocate in public health for the past 31 years. She is currently the Executive Director of Academy for Nursing Studies and Women’s Empowerment Research Studies (ANSWERS). Founded in 1994, ANSWERS – a professional non-profit organization, undertakes research and training related to maternal health, nursing, midwifery, access to health services, quality of health services and human resources for health. She does research on maternal health, quality and equity in health services and issues related to the health workforce. She designs models of training and health care, facilitates development of midwifery faculty and establishment of midwifery training sites.

She has been working for strengthening the public health system and restructuring nursing services in several states. She launched the Society of Midwives to advocate for safe motherhood resulting in 7,000 members with chapters in 21 states.