Indian Council of Medical Research
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
Professor Ganguly graduated from R. G. Kar Medical College before completing his M.D. in microbiology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (India). He is currently appointed as an Advisor at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, and is an Adjunct Professor in Environmental Health at the University of Minnesota. Professor Ganguly has previously served as the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research, President of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (India), Director of the National Institute of Biologicals, and President of the Asian Institute of Public Health.
Dr Mohamed obtained his M.B.B.S from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nangpur University, before completing a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He worked as the Director General of the Centre of Community Health and Disease Control (Maldives), Chief Operating Officer of ADK Hospital (Maldives), and the WHO’s EB 2nd Vice Chairperson before being appointed the Maldives’ Minister of Health. Dr Mohamed is currently serving as a Regional Advisor to the WHO’s Southeast Asia Regional Office.
Dr Laserson's focus areas include TB, visceral leishmaniasis and lymphatic filariasis. Prior to starting this role (January 2019), she was the CDC India Country Director and the CDC India Division of Global Health Program Director for 6 years, based in Delhi. In these roles, Dr. Laserson oversaw CDC’s platform in India, provided technical assistance to support India’s developing role in Global Health Security, oversaw partnerships and collaborations with the Government of India, and directed CDC’s scientific strategy in India.