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A Tale of Two Drops

Harsh Vardhan (Author)
Synopsis 'A Tale of Two Drops' is an interesting and inspiring story of a trendsetting campaign for polio eradication in Delhi which became a model for the rest of the country to follow. In fact, it can be adopted as a model for the battle against any wide spread disease in the developing world. The book should interest medical professionals, health authorities and non-government organizations engaged in public cause campaigns. It makes an interesting reading how individuals and organizations in diverse culture, social service and even politics – were motivated and activised to participate in the movement. Innovative and imaginative methods were used, old traditional practices and modern management methods were simultaneously used to achieve quick and effective results. In brief, it is a guide for policy planners and health workers and an insight in a public campaign which will interest a general reader.
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About the author

Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, educated in Delhi and Kanpur, completed his MBBS and MS and started his practice in Delhi. Within a few years, he was elected general secretary and president of East Delhi branch of Indian Medical Association and later the secretary & president of Delhi Medical Association. He won the election to Delhi State Assembly thrice with a handsome margin and was appointed Minister for Health, Education and Law (1993-989). As Health Minister of Delhi, he was instrumental in launching the most scientific mass campaign for eradication of polio which was a trend setter and was replicated in the rest of the country. He has been an Advisor to World Health Organisation and has been associated with a number of professional bodies in the filed of health and medicine. Dr. Harsh Vardhan's services have been recognized at national and international levels and he has been honoured with numerous national and international awards - International Award by the Director General of WHO, Polio Eradication Champion Award by Rotary Foundation, International Service Award by Lions Club. Paul Harries Fellowship of Rotary International (Twice), Excellence Award of Rotary Club and National Environmental Service Honour by world Environment Congress are few amongst many. He has been honoured by medical community, service organizations and governments more than once. Presently, he is president of Delhi State Unit of Bharatiry Janata Party.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Tale of Two Drops
Author Harsh Vardhan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188322636
length xxviii+211p., Figures; Plates; Maps; 23cm.