Yogesh Jain, MD

Dr. Yogesh Jain is a public health physician who earned his MD in Paediatrics from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He founded and runs the community health program Jan Swasthya Sahyog (People’s Health Support Group) which operates in rural Bilaspur, India and Sangwari in northern Chhattisgarh. Indigenous people that call more than 2,500 of the most marginalised villages home access the services of Jan Swasthya Sahyog for their health care needs. Dr. Jain helps address the technical, operational, economic or political issues that affect health care for the rural poor through clinical care, careful documentation, observational research studies, developing appropriate health related technology, training, and lobbying. Since observing health and illnesses through the lens of hunger and extreme poverty, Dr. Jain has become an advocate for the state as the primary provider of social services and believes that unbridled privatization while not rectify the inequities in global access to health care.