Consultative Workshop on Tackling Chronic Diseases in India – 24th April, 2015
Wednesday, 9th March 2016
New Delhi 110003

ICRIER’s Health Policy Initiative organised a consultative workshop on April 24, 2015, under its research programme on ‘Tackling Chronic Diseases in India’, at New Delhi. The objective of the workshop was to develop a comprehensive field research strategy to target prevention, management, treatment and surveillance of chronic diseases.


The inaugural address was delivered by David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health. Other distinguished speakers included Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director Asia, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), L. Swasticharan, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi; AtreyiGanguli, National Professional Officer, World Health Organisation, India; Mohamed Ali, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Georgia, USA; PriyavratBhati, Programme Director – Sustainable Industrialisation, Centre For Science And Environment; Anjali Chikersal, Senior Fellow, Centre For Policy Research; Ken Thorpe, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Atlanta; Bobby John, President, Global Health Advocates, New Delhi; and Shirshendu Mukherjee, Senior Strategic Advisor, Wellcome Trust, New Delhi.