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Vijay Kumar Chattu

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Vijay Kumar Chattu, MD, MPH, MPhil, FRSPH, FIMSA, FIAMS, (PhD)
Faculty – Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Vijay joined Faculty of Medical Sciences at University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago in 2014. He did his MBBS & MD in Community Medicine from MGIMS (Nagpur University). In 2006 he graduated MPH (International Health Development) from Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium and later did his MPhil in HIV/AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has a diverse international work experience and taught Public Health and Epidemiology in Oman, Saudi Arabia & few Medical Colleges in India. He was also a visiting faculty at UAE University, Paracelsus Medical University, (Austria), Visiting Scholar at UCLA and Univ. of Washington (Seattle), USA. Currently he is also a consultant for HIV/AIDS at UNAIDS-TSF, Johannesburg and doing doctoral research (PhD) at Institute of International Relations, UWI where his main research areas include Global Health Governance, Diplomacy and Human Security.

He has vast program experience which includes working with various government institutions namely Ministry of Health (India, Saudi Arabia & Oman), Ministries of Higher Education & INGOs. He worked as State Epidemiologist under National AIDS Control Organization, India and has gained rich experience working in the area of STIs/HIV/AIDS, SRH & MCH. Later he joined at FHI 360 as Senior Technical Officer: STI Capacity Building at National level where he was responsible in training all Medical officers, STI program/Technical Officers, Nurses and coordinating with all the “Avahan” program partners in all the 8 high prevalent states in India (funded by the BMGF grant). Prior to that, he worked as Technical Officer, at International HIV/AIDS Alliance and as National Health Coordinator for Village Reconstruction Organization. During his professional career, he gained experience with diverse donor organizations like BMGF, Global Fund, USAID, DFID and World Bank.

Dr. Vijay has authored two monographs and more than 25 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals on global health issues like Global Health Governance, Health Diplomacy, Ebola, MCH/ SRH, TB/MDR-TB, HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer and Global Mental Health. He has presented numerous research papers and findings in national & international conferences and was a resource person for many trainings, workshops and seminars at national & international level. Being an active member of various professional bodies with rich experience and contribution to the profession, he was awarded Outstanding Asian Faculty in Global Health Development & Young Achiever Award by Asian Leadership (Dubai 2013). He is currently the National contact for Globethics.net, Geneva.