Diagnostic needs to address emerging health threats like AMR

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  • Dr Sanjay Sarin discusses how diagnostics can play a central role in the control of AMR.

    Dr Sarin, Country Head, India and lead for Access Program (Asia Pacific), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), is responsible for leading operational and administrative management of in-country activities, representing FIND to local and international stakeholders and providing leadership and strategic direction to FIND’s development and access teams and projects in Asia. At FIND, he is a member of the organization’s leadership team.
    Prior to that, Sanjay has held multiple roles in Becton Dickinson, a global medical device and diagnostic company. As the Regional Director, Global Health for BD in Asia Pacific he was responsible for design, development, and implementation of BD’s public health and partnership strategies towards accomplishment of company’s overall strategic goals through an extensive network of external partners and stakeholders from the government, non-profit, donors, and UN agencies. During his stint with BD, he also served as the Business Director of the Preanalytical Systems business vertical for BD in India and South Asia. Sanjay was a member of the BD’s Country leadership team and the Worldwide Extended Leadership team.
    He has previously been an entrepreneur, served as a Senior Manager with the Apollo Hospitals followed by a stint as Regional Lab Advisor (India & South East Asia) with Clinton Health Access Initiative.
    Sanjay has close to 20 years of experience in health policy, market development, and business management with specialization in the development of strategic initiatives for driving growth in emerging markets.

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