Ashok Agarwal

Research and Professional Interests

Ashok Agarwal is trained in general medicine and public health, and he has established the unique Public Health and Rural Development Institutions in India over the last 25 years. After graduating from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health degree in 1983, he set up the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in Jaipur–the first such institution in the Asian region. In addition, he founded a Blood Bank and Hematology research center in Kolkata, India to serve the poor and provide the most modern hematological service in eastern India.  He is the Managing Trustee of Bhoruka Charitable Trust in Mumbai, India, which operates in 300 villages throughout Rajasthan to provide for education, water, sanitation, rural health and economic development.  Dr. Agarwal is involved in one of the world’s largest user fee-based rural drinking water supply, Aapni Yojana, supplying water to 350 villages with a population of one half million in Rajasthan.

Dr. Agarwal attended a high level conference organized by the Global Water Program at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center on Accelerating sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor, August 29 - September 2, 2011. 

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Water and Health

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public health, hematology, research, rural health, economic development