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‘Problems must be prevented before they become health emergencies’: Ashok Alexander

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Ashol Alexander, founder of the NGO Antara Foundation, outlines how public health issues can be prevented at the community level before they turn into health emergencies.
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Sex workers in Mumbai circa 2000.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Sex workers in Mumbai circa 2000.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Review: A Stranger Truth by Ashok Alexander

By CY Gopinath | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 03:34 PM IST
Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is by empowering those most affected by it. Ashok Alexander’s personal pilgrimage into the twilight world of HIV in India
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An Indian sex worker’s tale brought Bill Gates to tears, recalled Ashok Alexander, who headed the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years.(REUTERS)
An Indian sex worker’s tale brought Bill Gates to tears, recalled Ashok Alexander, who headed the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years.(REUTERS)

When an Indian sex worker’s tale brought Bill Gates to tears

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 05:37 PM IST
Ashok Alexander, who headed the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme Avahan for over 10 years, has mentioned in his book true stories of the lives of sex workers in India that are about finding hope and redemption amid heartbreak and despair.
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Sex workers at Garstin Bastion road, New Delhi. They must deal with emotional, health and financial crises all the time(HT)
Sex workers at Garstin Bastion road, New Delhi. They must deal with emotional, health and financial crises all the time(HT)

Leadership lessons from sex workers

UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Why do sex workers show so many more leadership attributes than a business leader? The answer is straightforward – out of necessity
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