This year the H. Leavell Award went to Dr Vishvas Chaudhary, deputy chief medical officer, RCH, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh in recognition of the astounding ground he has accomplished in eradicationg the polio virus from India.

WFPHA established this award as a memorial to one of its founding Members. Dr. Hugh R. Leavell, who was President of the American Public Health Association in 1958 and Executive Secretary of the Federation from 1968-1972, was intimately responsible for many of the early developments of the Federation, including its recognition as a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization. In addition, Dr. Leavell was deeply involved in international health activities through his teaching with the Harvard School of Public Health, his assignments as a consultant with the Ford Foundation in India and as director of the joint APHA-WFPHA international study of voluntary health organizations.

For more information on Dr Vishvas Chaudhary activities , click here.

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