Professor, Department of Community Medicine, IMS, BHU, Varanasi
Prof. CP Mishra MD, PhD, FIPHA, FIAPSM, FAMS, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, has the distinction of being an erudite teacher, distinguished scientist and eminent Public Health Expert. At BHUhe has been Head of the Department, Community Medicine and Coordinator, Centre for Population Education,Research and Extension (CPERE) for 3 years (2011-2014). Hehas contributed significantly in fostering medical education, academic growth of the discipline, human resource development and medical research as well as health system development by serving as expert for national and international consultation groups. For his epidemiological insights and analytical abilities, he has served as member of expert committee of DANIDA, ICMR, WHO, UNICEF, European Commission, etc. During his illustrious carrier he supervised 16 MDs and 11 PhDs and served as Investigator for 20 projects funded by national and international organizations. He has 145 publications in national international journals and 4 chapters in text books and authored 12 scientific reports. In recognition to his extra ordinary contribution to the subject, he has distinguished himself as Fellow of Public Health Association, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine and National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.
His research inputs have significant policy implications. Some significant innovations are: (a) Concept of critical period of growth of under fives, (b) communication approach through village social function aries and front line personnel. (c) Promoting Primary Health Care through Traditional Healers, (d) Evolving methodologies for assessing comprehensive performance of Primary Health Centers, (f) Promoting 'at risk' concept of child health and (g) Evolving a comprehensive scoring system for 'HEEADSSS' approach for adolescents by WHO. (h) linking energy balance and nutritional status.(i) Conceptualizing problems of NCDs and body image at micro level and evolving strategies for capacity building of adolescent girls and insuring nutrition and food security. He served as Secretary General of Indian Association of Preventive &Social Medicine for 3 years (April 2013- March 2016). He has made significant contribution in art and science of writing papers by occupying various editorial positions of National and International Journals. Currently he is the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicineas well as Member of Governing Board of Institute of Professional Studies, University of Allahabad.
He has been bestowed with Dr. Vijay Narayan Award (1988), Dr. PC Sen Award (1989), Prof. BC Srivastava Foundation Award(1990), Prof. JS Mathur Oration Award (1994), Dr. J.K. Sehgal Oration Award (2010),Dhanvantari Oration Award (2012)for his outstanding contribution in the science and art of Community Medicine and Public Health.He has been selected to deliver prestigious Dr Harcharan Singh Oration of IAPSM and Dr JE Park Oration of IPHA in the year 2017.
Dr. Salunke has an MBBS, a Diploma in Public Health, a Diploma in Industrial Health and an M.D. from the University of Pune. He is the Senior Advisor, Health Systems Support Unit (HSSU), PHFI since 15th May, 2010.
Dr. Salunke has been an effective and popular faculty in the subject of Preventive and Social Medicine (Community Medicine) for eight years and a postgraduate guide. Also, he was an adjunct Associate professor of Biological Sciences, human ecology at the University of Texas, USA - School of Public Health - from 1994 to 2000. His 30 years' experience in the Public Health Department spans from Deputy Director to Director General in the Health Services of Maharashtra. Most of his illustrative examples of achievements in contemporary Public Health emanate from his own personal experience. Being an achiever, he has experienced a meteoric rise in the field of Public Health. His stint with the WHO SEARO spanned from being Regional Advisor in 2005 to Assistant Regional Director in 2009, including three years as the WHO representative to Indonesia.
He has navigated various portfolios in Public Health not only by fulfilling goals and targets but also by demonstrating innovative and rational ways. He has assisted State Governments to initiate a number of schemes, mainly focusing on health services to the poorer section of society. He was actively involved in formulating projects like "Health System Development" for Maharashtra that was supported by the World Bank. He has shown leadership in designing the HIV/AIDS Control special programme (AVERT) with the assistance of USAID for Maharashtra State. He was one of the members of designing National AIDS Control Programme Phase II during 1999-2000 that was a major step in control of HIV/AIDS through the National Programme for Control of HIV/AIDS.
President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is presently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. PHFI is engaged in capacity building in Public Health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy.
Having trained in cardiology and epidemiology, Prof. Reddy has been involved in several major international and national research studies including the INTERSALT global study of blood pressure and electrolytes, INTERHEART global study on risk factors of myocardial infarction, national collaborative studies on epidemiology of coronary heart disease and community control of rheumatic heart disease. Widely regarded as a leader of preventive cardiology at national and international levels, Prof. Reddy has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote cardiovascular health, tobacco control, appropriate nutrition across the life course, chronic disease prevention and healthy living across the lifespan. He edited the National Medical Journal of India for 10 years and is on editorial board of several international and national journals. He has more than 400 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals.
He has served on many WHO expert panels and has been the President of the World Heart Federation (2013-14). He chaired the Core Advisory Group on Health and Human Rights for the National Human Rights Commission of India for several years and was a member of the first National Science and Engineering Research Board of Government of India. He recently chaired the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage, set up by the Planning Commission of India. He has also served as the President of the National Board of Examinations which deals with post-graduate medical education in India.
Prof. Reddy is a member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (ww.unsdsn.org), established to assist the United Nations in developing the post-2015 goals for sustainable development. He chairs the Thematic Group on Health in the SDSN. Prof. Reddy is a high level panel member on the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.
His contributions to public health have been recognized through several awards and honours. They include: WHO Director General's Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Tobacco Control (World Health Assembly, 2003), Padma Bhushan (Presidential Honour, India, 2005), Queen Elizabeth Medal (Royal Society for Health Promotion, UK, 2005), Luther Terry Medal for Leadership in Tobacco Control (American Cancer Society, 2009), Membership of the US National Academies (Institute of Medicine, 2005), Fellowship of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2009), Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, UK (2009), Cutter Lecture (Harvard, 2006), Koplan Lecture (CDC, 2008), Gopalan Oration (2009), Ramalingaswami Oration (2010), Paul Dudley White Lecture (AHA, 2010), Sheth Lecture (Emory, 2012), Philip Poole Wilson Memorial Oration (AIIMS-UKIERI, 2012), Sir John Wilson Oration (IAPB,2012), Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) conferred by University of Aberdeen, Scotland (2011), Dr. NTR Medical University (2o11), University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2012), and University of Glasgow, Scotland (2013) and Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) conferred by the Jodhpur National University, India (2013) & Doctor of Science (Medicine), Honoris Causa, University of London, UK (2014).
He has also won prestigious literary awards such as: the Global Peace Essay contest organized by Economists Allied for Arms Reduction - ECAAR - and judged by 9 Nobel Laureates and the Times of India Essay contest on Human Rights and Media. He was a prize winning debater and quizzer at school and college levels.