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Pandemic Management in India

September 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:Canada-India Centre Board Room Richcraft Hall
Key Contact:Harry Sharma
Contact Phone:6135202600 x7873

Mr. Dalbir Singh, President, Global Coalition against Tuberculosis, will deliver a public lecture at the Canada-India Centre, On September 9, 2016. This lecture is organized by the Forum of Federations, in partnership with the Canada-India Centre.

The aim of the lecture is to sensitize the Canada-India community, policy researchers, academics, and students, about the severity of tuberculosis cases in India, and the challenges faced in the management and control of the disease in the country.

Mr. Singh will be speaking about current efforts of the Global Coalition against Tuberculosis, the evolution of tuberculosis control in India, and the state of public healthcare in the country. He will also speak on the challenges faced in implementing tuberculosis management policies in India, and recommend possible approaches to mitigating the spread of the disease.

An open discussion segment will follow the lecture, allowing policy researchers, students, and the Canada-India community to discuss issues pertinent to India’s management of tuberculosis, and possible measures to better address the policy challenges often faced.

*Lunch will be available


 About the Speaker

dalbir_singhMr. Singh is currently the President of Global Coalition against Tuberculosis; an organization aimed at raising awareness on the importance of better tuberculosis control, and at formulating key recommendations for governmental action. Mr. Singh contributed his expertise on decentralization and urban good governance, through his previous role as Senior Advisor (South Asia) at the Forum of Federations. He is a former National Secretary of the Indian National Congress, and has been on an international panel of Experts on Decentralized Governance. Mr. Singh is an experienced and well-respected military officer and politician in India, and has spoken at various conferences on health and development matters in India. He has received many awards and accolades, including the highest Russian merit award for a foreign citizen in 2013, for the promotion of international Goodwill, peace & cooperation. Mr. Singh has an Honours degree in Law and an MBA.