Abhay Bang

Director, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)

MD; MPH. Director, SEARCH, an NGO in a remote district, Gadchiroli, in India providing medical care and conducting research in 100 villages for the past 25 years; has developed a new approach, home-based new-born and child care, which has become a national policy in India and has been replicated in several countries. Recipient of numerous honours and awards, including: the highest honour of the Maharashtra state; national award, Indian Council of Medical Research; Mahatma Gandhi award for humanitarian service; a literary award for writings; honour, Save the Children; honour, MacArthur Foundation; named, with Rani, his wife, Global Heroes of Health, Time magazine as (2005).