Dr. Edmond Fernandes is a nonresident senior fellow at the South Asia Center. He is a community health physician leading efforts for CHD Group which is a public health organization, headquartered in Mangalore, India. He is a US State Department Alumni and Member – Health Task Force, DDMA, Government of Karnataka. He actively writes for the Times of India and other national dailies, has authored 2 books and travels around the world for engagements related to global health, policy and humanitarian emergencies.