Rendez-vous with Vinayak Prasad, Senior
Adviser for WHO's Africa initiative.
Thank you Vinayak for taking the
time to be with us today.
May I ask you to introduce
yourself by giving us some background (educational, professional) information
about yourself and by telling us how, when and why you got involved in tobacco
Vinayak Prasad: : Let me thank you for giving me
this opportunity to discuss the WHO project for Africa. My Background: I joined the WHO Tobacco Free
Initiative in Dec 2009 to work on the Gates Africa project.
I was working with
the Government of India for the past 20 years in different capacities in the
Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health. Some of my initial years were spent
in working with Indian Customs, working on trade facilitation and strengthening
capacity to tackle illicit trade.