About Us

Our History

CHD Group was founded in 2014 by Dr. Edmond Fernandes, a Community Health Physician. He started the organization based on his calling to leave the world better than how he found it. The originating name was Center for Health and Development ( CHD) however, in the years since, it has come to be popularly known across the country and around the world as CHD Group. CHD Group started with one man’s vision; today it has become sort of an infectious movement pulling together people from across ranks and files, those with heart in humanity and mind in development. It is among the rare global institutions to have its Headquarters in a non-metro city based in Mangalore, Karnataka in India but serving humanity across countries. The spirit that propels this work forward is the mission to create a world where the young and the young at heart will receive accessible and affordable healthcare in our lifetime. Sustainable Development Goals means nothing to the last mile person on the ground. That is where CHD Group shadows and delivers, decides and champions their cause, making it our own. With new innovative models of service and strategic intelligence, CHD Group collaborates with visionary companies, Governments and civil society to realize the dream of a billion beats planet.

Our Vision

To build an inclusive and progressive world for our billion beats

Our Mission

To serve the world we live in by making it favourable, honourable, healthy, sustainable and vibrant, so that generations which come after us will be grateful because we took the time to care.

* CHD Group invites corporate companies, academic partners and professionals with a social mind to collaborate with us, today !

* CHD Group is India’s leading public health organization driving field interventions, advocacy and engaging in global health diplomacy at the highest levels of governance.

CHD - Dr Edmond Fernandes

About the CEO

Dr. Edmond Fernandes, MBBS, MD, PGD-PHSM is a Community Health Physician with global health expertise who has written 2 books, has 19 research publications, 17 public policy advocacy impacting 2 million people and written over 160 articles in the print and electronic media. He is a Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC. He was the US State Department Legislative Fellow 2017 (Only doctor from India to be selected in 2017) & the Urban Health Collaborative Visiting Scholar at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia, US and is Member – Health Task Force, DDMA, Government of Karnataka. When he published his first book at the age of 21, popular media houses labelled him as Mangalore’s Youngest Author then. He travels around the world delivering key-note addresses and as resource person for different events in healthcare and is a Consultant to the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific Region. He writes articles for The Times of India, India Today Group and Forbes India currently.  Email: office@edmond.in

CHD POWER HOUSE

Dr Neevan Dsouza

Dr Neevan Dsouza

Admistrator & Chairperson
Cynthia Irene

Cynthia Irene

Administrator
Prof. Nikesh Bharghava

Prof. Nikesh Bharghava

Administrator
Iroll Dsouza

Iroll Dsouza

Lead - Administration
Arif Hussain

Arif Hussain

Director - Northern Region
Jeevandhar-Shettigar-CHD

Jeevandhar Shettigar

Internal Administration
Dr. Demi Miriam

Dr Demi Miriam

Technical Lead - Public Health
Divya Kamath - CHD Group

Divya Kamath

Deputy Director - HR & Finance
Nishan R Poojary - CHD

Nishan R Poojary

Office Assistant
Dr Joylene

Dr. Joylene Almeida

Internal Administration & OBG Consultant
Dr. Avneet Randhawa

Dr. Avneet Randhawa

National Consultant, Epidemiology & Public Health
Dr. Avinika Agarwal

Dr. Avinika Agarwal

Research Associate
Dr.-Niveditha

Dr. Niveditha

Neurology Consultant
Shruti Sangwan

Shruti Sangwan

Associate, CHD Group
Faustina Dsouza

Faustina Dsouza

Associate, CHD Group
Santosh

Santhosh

Inter District Co-ordinator
Prof.-Clarence

Prof. Clarence

Program Manager
Dr.-Sujatha

Dr. Sujatha Patil

Associate, CHD Group
Adv. Akash Shah

Adv. Akash Shah

Legal Counsel, Bombay High Court
Dr Glory

Dr. Glory Ghai

Research Associate
Dorin

Doreen Saldhana

Program Manager
Dr. Fatima Rezaei

Dr. Fatima Rezaei

Country Representative - Republic of Iran
Dr.-Nameeth-Dsouza

Dr. Nameeth D'souza

Ophthalmology Consultant
Adv. Nivedita Mullerpattan

Adv. Nivedita Mullerpattan

Legal Counsel, Bombay High Court
Dr.-Erel-Diaz

Dr. Erel Diaz

Surgical Consultant
Prof. MK Unnikrishnan

Prof. M K Unnikrishnan

Pharmaceuticals Consultant
Prof. Sanjeev Srivastava - Consultant - Bihar State

Sanjeev Srivastava

Consultant - Bihar State

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Capt Ganesh Karnik,

Capt Ganesh Karnik

Chief Spokesperson, BJP Karnataka and Ex Officer, Indian Army
Dr. Arthur Frank

Dr. Arthur Frank

Chair, Emeritus, Drexel University, United States of America
Dr.-Ricardo-Baptista-Leite

Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite

Hon'ble Member of Parliament - Lisbon, Portugal
Dr.-Vivek-Jawali

Dr. Vivek Jawali

Chair - Cardiovascular Division, Fortis Hospitals
Ivana-Haluskova-Batler

Ivana Haluskova Batler

ASEAN Advisor & Infectious Disease Expert, France
Shri. J R Lobo

Shri. J R Lobo

Former MLA, Karnataka and Ex KAS Officer
Rohan-Lawrence-Menezes

Rohan Lawrence Menezes

Ex COO, Bank of America
Kiran Moras

Kiran Moras

Founder Director, Promptec LED Pvt Ltd.
Syed-Muntasir-Mamun

Syed Muntasir Mamun

Said School of Business, Oxford University, UK & Career Diplomat
Mr.-Adil-Firoze

Adil Firoze

Former GM, Engineers India Ltd.

CHD DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS

Dr. Kanika Batra Modi - CHD Distinguished Fellow

Dr Kanika B Modi

CHD Distinguished Fellow

Gynecologic Oncologist

Dr. Naveen B R

Dr Kanika B R

CHD Distinguished Fellow

Radiologist

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pavan Desai

CHD Distinguished Fellow

Ex CXO - BNP Paribas

Dr. Rupali Patil

Dr. Rupali Patil

CHD Distinguished Fellow

ENT Surgeon

Dr. Lavanya Kiran

Dr. Lavanya Kiran

CHD Distinguished Fellow

Robotic Surgeon ( OBG)

Prashant-Mannagudda.

Prashant Mannagudda

CHD Distinguished Fellow

Ex Chief TATA Group

Denis Mahilchi

Denis Mahilchi

CHD Distinguished Fellow

Port - Glaud, Seychelles.

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