Three of India’s eminent medical experts highlight key revelations in India’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, they lay emphasis on the need to strengthen public and private health systems, preventive health measures as well as tackle air pollution. ― NDTV
When will India ever win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic?
How long do we have to use masks? When can we expect a safe and effective vaccine?
Do we need to wear masks even after we get a vaccine?
What if there is no definitive treatment against COVID-19?
How can we protect our family form this disease?
How should we respond to this ‘new normal’ as an individual and as a community?
What is the way forward?
Offering insights on how India continues to fight the pandemic, Till We Win is a must-read for everyone. It is a book for the people, for political leaders, policymakers and physicians, with the promise and potential to transform public health in India.
About the author
Dr Chandrakant Lahariya is a leading public policy and health systems expert. He has received advanced trainings in epidemiology, vaccinology, immunology and public health. His work focuses upon universal health coverage, primary healthcare and strengthening of health systems. In the year 2012, he received Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Dr BC Srivastava Foundation Award for his work on translating community-based health research in public policy interventions. He is the youngest fellow ever elected to the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA).
Dr Gagandeep Kang is an infectious disease researcher, who links community-based research to high quality laboratory investigation. With thirty years of research at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, she has built collaborative programmes focused on enteric diseases, nutrition and the environment. She supported the development of two rotavirus vaccines made by Indian companies through clinical and laboratory testing. She serves on many advisory committees in India and internationally, including for the World Health Organisation. She was the Executive Director of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad from 2016 to 2020. A fellow of many prestigious academies in India and internationally, in 2019, she became the first woman working in India to be inducted as a Fellow of Royal Society, London.
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, is an MD in Medicine and the first DM in Pulmonary Medicine in the country. A leading and world recognized pulmonologist, he has been the chairperson and member of various policy and health forums. He has been a member of Joint Monitoring Group of Govt of India created for pandemic and outbreak management in India since 2005 and has been at the forefront of the Government of India efforts on COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response in the country. He has published more than 350 research papers and popular articles in reputed National and International medical journals.
Recipient of many awards and honours including the ‘Padma Shri’ (2015), ‘Dr. B.C. Roy National Award’ in the category of Eminent Medical Person (2014), Times Healthcare achievers award in the ‘Legends’ category (2017), ‘Doctor of the Decade’ award by the Indian Medical Association (2017) and “National Excellence Award” by the TP Jhunjhunwala Foundation (2017-2018), Dr. Guleria has delivered more than 8 national orations.