Dr. Anand Bang
Health Advisor, Tata Trusts
His role at Tata Trusts involves strategy development, implementation and building partnerships in the Health portfolio. He has completed his Masters of Science in Public Health from John Hopkins University and under graduation from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. He is the Honorary Advisor, Health to the CM of Maharashtra. He is also associated with the Society of Education, Action and Research for Community Health (SEARCH), a non-profit organisation, which is involved in rural health service and research in Gadhchiroli district of Maharashtra. He has previously worked as a Senior Consultant at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
If there is one disease that captures the classic epidemiological triad of agent, host and environment, it is malaria, which has been a scourge for centuries. This World Malaria Day, which falls on 25 April, invites us to tackle the menace with new vigour with its theme: "End malaria for good." However, more of the same old solutions will definitely not meet the goal. Here I'm proposing a framework of solutions with 10 pillars. Think of them as commandments, if you will.
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