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Dr. Anant Kumar is Assistant Professor of Public Health and Coordinator, Population Programme at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. He completed his Ph. D. (2007) and M. Phil (2001) at Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The title of Ph D. research thesis is “Self-help groups and their role in women’s’ health and empowerment: A case study of Patna district”.

Before joining XISS, Dr Kumar worked as Program Officer with Institute of International Education’s IIE Population Leadership Program in India. Dr. Kumar is associated with various organizations and professional groups and has been published in several national and international journals like Health Sociology Review, Journal of Health Management, Journal of Health and Development, Journal of Mental Health and Ageing, and International NGO Journal. Dr Kumar is Managing Editor of Journal of Health and Development. He is on the panel of reviewers for various national and international Journals. Dr Kumar is South Asia Representative for Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Task Group on Global Health Research Partnerships. He is member, Expert Committee, Rehabilitation Council of India RCI.

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