TB Centre Seminar Series: November Lunchtime Seminar

November Lunchtime seminar 

  • TB – The Killer Epidemic

Dr Shelly Batra, President & Co-Founder, Operation ASHA

  • Is it really 1/3? – The Global Burden of Latent TB Infection

Dr Rein Houben, Associate Professor, LSHTM

Thursday 17 November 13:00 – 14:00

LG9 Keppel Street

Dr. Shelly Batra is the President & Co-founder of Operation ASHA. She was selected as Social Entrepreneur of the year 2014 by the Schwab Foundation. She holds an M.D. from King George’s Medical College, India.

She has contributed heavily through various television stations and newspapers, and is a best-selling Penguin author.  She has taught on Global Health Issues at the University of Chicago, and has lectured at Ivy League and other universities. In 2010, Shelly was declared an Ashoka Changemaker in view of her outstanding innovations in TB treatment. In 2014, the World Bank invited her to do a TEDx talk. This year, she was invited by the World economic Forum to attend their Annual Summit at Davos. Dr. Batra has been the recipient of multiple awards, accolades and recognitions, including the Exemplary Contribution Award for selfless work for the underserved, given by the Indian Medical Association.