Neglected tropical diseases

Dr Ashwani Kumar

Deputy Director, National Institute of Malaria Research, Goa, India.

Dr Ashwani Kumar is an entomologist and works for the National Institute of Malaria Research in Goa, India. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of vector-borne diseases. His main research interests include vector biology and control, epidemiology, disease burden estimation and malaria control/elimination.

Besides member of Vector Control Advisory Group, Dr Kumar is serving as Adviser on WHO Global Malaria Programme, Malaria Policy Advisory Committee-Evidence Review Group on Global Malaria Burden Estimation.

Dr. Kumar has received 13 awards at National and International level. He has published 71 research articles and reviews in Journals of National and International repute and is a reviewer of manuscripts for publications like the Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, Acta Tropica, Malaria Journal and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.