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ISB Prof Sarang Deo appointed by WHO on its TB Advisory Group

Introduction

Professor Sarang Deo, a distinguished figure in the field of Operations Management and healthcare, has been appointed as a member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) for Tuberculosis by the World Health Organization (WHO). This appointment reflects his exceptional expertise and contributions to the battle against tuberculosis, particularly in India.

It is not only a personal achievement but also a significant development for India’s fight against tuberculosis. His expertise in healthcare management, innovative solutions, and global perspective is poised to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of ending the tuberculosis epidemic and improving healthcare delivery systems in India and beyond. It represents a powerful collaboration between academia and global health organizations in the ongoing battle against one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Prof. Sarang Deo’s Impressive Portfolio

Professor Sarang Deo, who currently serves as the Deputy Dean of Faculty and Research and as the Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management at the Indian School of Business (ISB), is known for his pioneering research and innovative solutions in the healthcare sector. His primary focus lies in enhancing healthcare delivery systems for the betterment of population-level health outcomes, with a particular emphasis on low and middle-income countries.

A Key Player in Private Sector Engagement:

One of Professor Deo’s notable areas of research pertains to private sector engagement models for tuberculosis control and eradication. His work in this area has the potential to significantly impact India’s efforts to combat this deadly disease. His research extends to understanding and addressing critical gaps in tuberculosis care and management in India and finding solutions to bridge those gaps.

Global Collaboration for Tuberculosis Care:

Professor Sarang Deo is actively engaged with international organizations and partners to analyze and address challenges in tuberculosis care and management. His research isn’t confined to India alone but encompasses a global perspective. He has delved into the formal and informal pathways for TB diagnosis in India and explored innovative healthcare delivery models for essential healthcare commodities and services across multiple continents, including Africa, North America, and Europe.

A Trusted Advisor:

In addition to his new role in WHO’s STAG for Tuberculosis, Professor Deo also serves as a member of expert committees constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). These positions underscore his stature as a trusted advisor in healthcare policy and strategy in India.

The Mission of WHO’s STAG-TB:

The Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (STAG-TB) operates with the mission of contributing to the global effort to end the tuberculosis epidemic and eventually eliminate the disease. STAG-TB provides WHO with invaluable scientific and technical guidance. Its responsibilities include offering independent evaluations of WHO’s strategic, scientific, and technical aspects related to tuberculosis work, reviewing the progress and challenges associated with TB-related core functions, and advising on priority activities for prevention and care.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Indian School of Business  Founded: 2001
  • Indian School of Business  Chairperson: Harish Manwani
  • Indian School of Business  Dean: Madan Pillutla
  • Indian School of Business  Campus: Urban, 260 acres (105.2 ha)
  • Indian School of Business  Founders: Rajat Gupta, anil kumar

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