Lessons from Bihar

HPHR Fellow Ankit Raj

By Dr. Ankit Raj

Dr. Ankit Raj​

Ankit Raj is a junior doctor from the eastern state of Bihar in India. Growing up from a resource scarce region of the world, he has leveraged little opportunities to grow his skills and interests in multiple fields, often far outside his comfort zone. A medical doctor by profession and an MBBS from Manipal University, he has also studied international relations and healthcare management. He is particularly interested in global surgery, surgical system strengthening, health policy, and international health.


Ankit has participated at multiple international platforms like World Health Assembly and Partners Forum to represent the needs and aspirations of youth from around the world. He also has deep interests in writing and has published in national and international journals, blogs, newspapers, and has won several awards for his writing. Previously he has actively worked with international non-profit organisations like International Students Surgical Network and One Surgery with particular focus on global surgery.

Blogs by Dr. Ankit Raj

Lessons from Bihar By Dr. Ankit Raj Talking Global Surgery: From the Deep End Global surgery, like its elder cousin Global Health, …

Lessons from Bihar By Dr. Ankit Raj Talking Global Surgery: An Introduction “5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable, …

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses the need for a case for serious reforms to regain the health of Bihar.

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses Economic and Political issues affecting the State of Health in Bihar

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses the different approaches to tackling the COVID-19 in rural India.

Lessons from Bihar By Dr. Ankit Raj Privatization of Healthcare in Bihar Swarnavo Chakrabarti I Unsplash We are gritty individuals. We survive …

Lessons from Bihar By Dr. Ankit Raj Death of Public Healthcare in Bihar Amit Gaur I Unsplash Public healthcare or publicly funded …

Lessons from Bihar By Dr. Ankit Raj Bihar and Public Health: An Introduction The peculiar events, characters, and institutions that will be …

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