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“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

News and Research

There are exciting new developments in research to understand MND and in treating it. From possible breakthroughs in reversing damage to the nerve cells to new drug trials that show impressive results, there is a constant flow of important news to keep abreast of.

This is why we decided to make it easier and share curated stories regarding MND and similar conditions. The news is split along a regional and international basis as we wanted to highlight the strides India has taken and will be taking. Our Trust has also been pushing this effort within India and working on parallel efforts-which we have detailed under India and MND. Interesting research has also been given a separate section to highlight the effort undertaken by the worldwide medical community. We will also be sharing more news and research on our social media handles, so do follow them to get regular updates.

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).

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Dr. Alexander Thomas President, AHPI


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