The health sector is both a first responder to climate change and a major contributor to the problem. It should take a leading role in the far-reaching solutions needed to address the issue.
Dinesh Arora is a passionate health expert with 20+ years' experience leading transformative public projects in South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. Physician and public health specialist, Dinesh Arora's career centers on evidence-based strategies for pressing health challenges. Credited for revamping health services in Kerala, India, he's led quality accreditation, established key institutions, and pioneered the world's largest publicly funded health insurance scheme. As Founder Deputy CEO of India's National Health Authority, he laid the groundwork for Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission. At ADB, Dinesh manages diverse projects, focusing on health, climate, and pandemic preparedness. Chevening scholar with a master's in Economics, he's pursuing a health policy doctorate at Johns Hopkins University.