Dr J N Srivastava has PG Qualifications in Medicine & Health Systems Management. Currently he is working as Advisor Quality Improvement at the National Health Systems Resource Centre, which is a Technical Advisory Body to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI. He and his team lead Quality Improvement initiatives under the National Health Mission (NHM). Under his leadership, the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) for every level of Primary and Secondary care facility have been developed. He is an elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences and founder member of Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management and Health Systems Action Network; and visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai & guide to PhD scholars.