On Monday, April 19, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute convened a panel of experts to discuss innovations in the public health sector, methods of translating health research into practice, and the challenges of creating an environment for these innovations to thrive. The discussion was moderated by Vikram Patel, the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School.
The event marked the culmination of a five-year partnership with Tata Trusts, and participants shared their experiences of leading projects that explored innovations in healthcare in India. These projects primarily focused on expanding access to care, widening the range of services offered, and re-imagining the mode of healthcare delivery.
The panelists included Satchit Balsari, Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Anant Bhan, Bhopal Hub Head, Sangath; Pawan Sinha, Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Rajani Ved, Former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre. The welcome remarks were delivered by Manoj Kumar, who represented Tata Trusts and Social Alpha.