ICMR head Balram Bhargava wins Dr. Lee Jong-wook Prize for Public Health
“When I work with patients, I think about how to apply science to alleviate their suffering. This gives meaning to everything else I do,” said Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Professor Balram Bhargava after jointly winning the 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva earlier this week.
Source of disease prevalence information impacts effectiveness of vaccination programs: The Institute of Mathematical Sciences study
The computational modelling of social networks suggests that vaccination programs are more successful in containing disease when individuals have access to local information about disease prevalence.