Dr. Evita Fernandez, a reputed and respected obstetrician with three decades of experience, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. She is also the Managing Trustee of the Fernandez Hospital Educational & Research Foundation that works with Fernandez Hospital. She strongly believes in empowering women to make choices, about issues surrounding birth. As the Chairperson of the 70-year old Fernandez Hospital her primary focus is on women, to the extent that 80% of the staff is female. She personally ensures the woman-centric care provided at all five hospital units is based on respect, kindness and compassion. A prolific speaker, she has received several awards for her efforts in enhancing quality care to women of all age groups.

Dr. Evita set up the Fernandez School of Nursing in 2005 and in 2008 offered free education to tribal girls from across the country who with help of State scholarships completed their Diploma in Nursing. In 2011, she launched the Professional Midwifery Education and Training Programme which initiated the campaign PROMISE (PROfessional MIdwifery SErvices) – committed to creating a national cadre of professional midwives, vital to the care and delivery of low-risk pregnant women. Fernandez Hospital is now recognized as a national training institute for midwifery educators.