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Dr Vikram Patel—Social medicine and global health

Duration: 43:45

Uploaded: September 30, 2020

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About Dr Vikram Patel

Dr Vikram Patel is a psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard’s Department of Global Health and Population. In 2015 he was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year. He is an Adjunct Professor and joint Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India; a Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and the Co-founder of Sangath—an Indian NGO, which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the World Health Organization’s Public Health Champion of India award in 2016.
Dr Patel has served on several WHO Government of India committees and his work on the burden of mental disorders, their association with poverty and social disadvantage, and the use of community resources to deliver interventions has been recognised by the Chalmers Medal from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in the UK, the Sarnat Medal from the US National Academy of Medicine, and the Humanitarian Prize from the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation.

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