Dr. Dimbeswar Bora
Frmer Addl Director, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, (Dte GHS), Min of H&FW, GoIFormer Vice President, Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases
Dr. Dimbeswar Bora, former Additional Director, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Delhi was an eminent Public Health personality. He played pivotal role in the Eradication of Guinea Worm and Yaws diseases from India & initiated systematic contry-wide Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) survey.
Dr. Bora had long association with Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communcable Diseases (ISMOCD). He was associated with the Society since 1997 till 2010. He had played the pivotal role in organizing annual coferences of the Society in different parts of India. He has been holding the charge of Managing Editor of its mouthpiece publication Journal of Communicable Diseases since 2000 till date.
Dr. Bora has published more than 50 papers in national and international journals on varipus topics on communcable diseases, besides several intra-institutional publications. Dr.Bora compiled and edited monograph on guineaworm disease in India, besides preparing detail country report on both guineaworm and yaws disease. He was member of International Certification Team (ICT) for Guinea Worm and Yaws Eradication programmes. He also compiled and edited another book tittled "Yaws Elimination in India- A Step towards Eradication" published by NCDC & WHO India Country Office
He got WHO fellowship in Epidemiology from CDC, Atlanta. Indian Society of Malaria and Other Communicable Disease conferred "Glorious Personality of the Association" Award to Dr. Bora on the occasion of the XIth Annual Conference of ISMOCD & IAE in June 2016.