Designation / Role: Consultant Chest & TB Specialist�
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Dr Prahlad Kumar, Consultant Chest & TB Specialist 

Observation and Training in Tuberculosis as WHO Fellow:

  • Advance training in Management of Tuberculosis Control in Research Institute of TB, Japan - 1991.
  • Advance training in Management of TB Control in West side Centre of disease control, Chicago – USA – 1991
  • Advance training in Management of TB Control in Quizon Institute of TB Manila, Philippine - 1991

Membership International and National Associations:            

  • TB Association of India
  • International Union of TB and Lung Diseases, Paris
  • The Nepal Medical Association (NMA)
  • Nepal Association of TB & Chest Physicians

Member of various International /National Expert Committees, related to TB control:

  • Member of WHO South East Asia Regional Technical Working group for TB control.
  • Member of Governing Board of SAARC TB HIV/AIDS Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Member of International Union against TB & Lung Diseases.

Editor of different Publications:

  • Role of school students in TB control.
  • Proceeding Report of seminar for compilation and updating of advocacy and IEC material relating to TB and HIV/AIDS control.
  • General Information on TB and its Control in SAARC Member Countries (English and Nepali version).


  • Dr PRJ Gangadharam Memorial award 2012, at MGIMS, Sevagram, Wardha, in 2013.
  • DIR Prof. Dr K.C. Mohanty oration award at 19th NESCON 2013 at Mumbai, in 2013.
  • Dr P.V. Benjamin Memorial Oration award during the 34th AP TB & Chest Diseases Conference held at KIMS, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh from 4-5 January 2014.

List of major WHO & IUATLD assignments:

  • Advisor to the Regional Director, WHO SEARO for NTP managers and partners meeting held at New Delhi – November, 2014
  • Organisation of WHO, The Union and CDC Operation Research training programme at NTI every year since last three years – 2012 to 2015
  • WHO & Government of India “Joint monitoring mission to review the National Tuberculosis Control Programme of India”- April, 2015 
  • WHO supported ‘national consultation on the role of nutrition in TB control’ at Le-Meridian, New Delhi – August, 2015

List of publications:

  • B Mahadev & Prahlad Kumar; Glimpses of Tuberculosis Programme and research in India – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; (brought out by Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi): 55, 2002. P 47 – 64.
  • B Mahadev & P Kumar:  History of Tuberculosis Control in India; JIMA 2003, 103/3, P142 – 143.
  • Sophia Vijay, VH Balasangameswara, P S Jagannatha, VN Saroja, P Kumar:  Defaults among tuberculosis patients treated under dots in Bangalore city - a search for solution; Ind J Tub, 2003, 50,185-196
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