On April 30, the Ujala Foundation was recognized for its generous support to address some of India’s most serious health burdens.

An ardent supporter of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) for years, the Ujala Foundation reconfirmed its commitment by pledging $2.5 million toward CCGHE’s Building Bridges to a Healthier India campaign, a 5-year, $25 million development initiative to sustain and grow health leadership development, education and clinical research programs in India.

The Ujala Foundation donation affords CCGHE a two-pronged approach toward its work: ensuring long-term sustainability of efforts through the establishment of an endowment fund for work in India, and supporting ongoing work through the establishment of the Ujala Scholars Program, an effort that provides for the professional development and clinical research of 7 early-career scientists. These scientists are addressing some of India’s most critical infectious and chronic disease challenges—including tuberculosis, HIV, cancer and diabetes—as well as public health issues such as environmental pollutants, child and maternal health and nutrition.

In a private event held here at Hopkins, Raj and Kamla Gupta of the Ujala Foundation were honored for their support by Dr. Landon King, Vice Provost of Research, as well as Dr. Anderson, Bob Bollinger, director of CCGHE and Dr. David Thomas, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

For more information please visit the CCGHE's website here: http://main.ccghe.net/

Written by: Molly Bowen, Communications Associate for CCGHE

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