The India Working Group on Lead Poisoning, came into being on 1st June, 2023 with Pahle India Foundation acting as its Secretariat. Chaired by Dr. Indu Bhushan, former CEO of Ayushman Bharat and Distinguished Fellow at PIF, the need for a dedicated India group was articulated by the members of the Global Working Group on Understanding and Mitigating the Global Burden of Lead Poisoning as well as by the participants of the High Level Roundtable on Lead Poisoning, organised by PIF with international partners in New Delhi in April, 2023.

The self-chosen mandate of the IWG is to meet quarterly and ideate the best way for India to tackle this challenge, encompassing its various aspects – medical, scientific, educational, policy and innovation.

MEMBERS OF INDIA WORKING GROUP ON LEAD POISONING

CHAIR & DISTINGUISHED FELLOW, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION AND FORMER CEO, AYUSHMAN BHARAT

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CHAIRPERSON, M S SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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CHIEF ECONOMIST, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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DIRECTOR, INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH-NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION (ICMR-NIN)

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CHIEF SCIENTIST AND HEAD, AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION, CSIR-NEERI

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MANAGING DIRECTOR, INDIA AND GLOBAL HEAD, PARTNERSHIPS AND INNOVATIVE FINANCE, VITAL STRATEGIES

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ACTING COUNTRY DIRECTOR, PURE EARTH INDIA

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CHIEF OF HEALTH, UNICEF INDIA

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HEALTH SPECIALIST, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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DEPUTY REPRESENTATIVE TO INDIA, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION

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SENIOR ADVISOR (MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH), UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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DIRECTOR, ICMR-NIOH

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SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST, WORLD BANK INDIA

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HEAD OF PHARMACOLOGY, AIIMS - NEW DELHI

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CHIEF SCIENTIST, SYSTEMS TOXICOLOGY AND HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT, CSIR-IITR

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Special Invitees

NUCLEAR CHEMIST AND FORMER PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, PANJAB UNIVERSITY

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SENIOR PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, SYSTEMS TOXICOLOGY AND HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT, CSIR-IITR

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COUNTRY HEAD, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL INDIA

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION

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SENIOR FELLOW, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION

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FELLOW, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION

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ASSOCIATE FELLOW, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION AND SECRETARIAT COORDINATOR - INDIA WORKING GROUP ON LEAD POISONING.

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT, PAHLE INDIA FOUNDATION

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