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Ashok Alexander

Ashok Alexander

Ashok Alexander has worked with captains of industry, commercial sex workers, and women health workers in far-flung villages. In 2003, he left McKinsey for the Gates Foundation to create Avahan—which became the world’s largest ever private HIV prevention programme, averting over 600,000 new infections (Lancet, 2013). His book, A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers (2018) has won the TATA Lit Live Award for “Best First Non-Fiction 2019”. He heads The Antara Foundation, his NGO working in mother and child health, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a health columnist with Mint, and Hindustan Times.  

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Panel: Tawiafs and Sex Workers

Goethe Hall