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Understanding MND

Understanding MND

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

Understanding MND

Motor Neuron Disease is a complex condition, with several different types of diseases falling under this umbrella term. When reading about it, there may be confusing medical terms to deal with, complicated ideas, technical jargon etc. You might also need a refresher in the relevant biology topics as most would’ve forgotten what the parts of the body are and how they work. Even if you don’t feel the need to do this (your biology knowledge is strong!), do take a glance at the topics as you might learn something new.

While this is not extensive, we will be adding more information as time goes on. As this website is relatively new, there is a lot more work to be done yet. So keep an eye out

This section breaks down MND for beginners, starting from what Motor Neurons are and moving to the various types of MND and the symptoms. We have tried to make it as simple as possible- using layman’s terms. However, if you do feel you still have questions, please let us know and we will listen to the feedback and clarify it. For additional extended information, you can take a look at the websites, we referred to make this compilation.

Dr. Alexander Thomas | President, AHPI

As President of AHPI and National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Founder-President (2012-2017) and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), Dr. Thomas has effected far-reaching policy changes within the healthcare landscape, including incorporating healthcare communication among the NABH accreditation standards and in the Indian medical curricula, leading the expert group on medical education for the National Education Policy 2019 headed by Dr. Kasturirangan, and creating a national network of healthcare associations with the IMA, CII, FICCI , NATHEALTH and ASSOCHAM, a think tank on health (with NLSUI), and liaising between government and health stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has developed major initiatives at the State level, especially in Karnataka, and served on committees of the Union Health Ministry, NABH, HSSC, CII, FICCI, UNESCO, PHFI, and NBE.

He is a Visiting Faculty at IIM-B and NLSIU, pioneering several healthcare training initiatives.

His recent publications include books on healthcare communication and healthcare quality, and white papers submitted to the Government of India.

He was awarded the Emeritus Teacher Award by NBE (2014), the National Distinguished Services Award by the IMA (2016), and the Lifetime Achievement Award by CAHO (2018).

AHPI Founders page:

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Dr. Alexander Thomas President, AHPI


Dr. Alexander Thomas – President – Association of Healthcare Providers – AHPI (India)