Wednesday, 21 March 2012

DrBobbyJohn- State of World Health




Dr. Bobby John is one of the four principal partners of Global Health Advocates (formerly called Massive Effort Campaign). Global Health Advocates is a global non-profit organization that has been established to advocate for and catalyze the emergence of a social movement against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases of poverty.

Dr. John originally trained in India as a physician with the Indian Armed Forces Medical College. He opted out of his Army commission and joined a small village hospital near Pune in Maharashtra State in western India. Dr. John worked for five years in the village as a combination surgeon and obstetrician. During these years, he was exposed to the hard realities of poverty, ill health, and the disasters of AIDS and TB.

Subsequently, Dr. John set up and headed World Vision India’s countrywide AIDS program. In 2002, he joined the Swiss-based Massive Effort Campaign as its Southeast Asia director, and subsequently became its president. He works closely with the numerous national governments and non governmental agencies in the region to establish, fund, and manage transparent, comprehensive, national health and education programs aimed at eradicating AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

Dr. John serves as the high-burden country advocacy advisor for the Gates ACTION grant managed by RESULTS.

Dr.John is on Linkedin ( http://in.linkedin.com/in/drbobbyjohn )

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