Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre
Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre receiving the International Gandhi Award in 2013 from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi
Born1940
NationalityIndian
Occupation(s)Medical Doctor, Social Worker
Organization(s)The Society for Eradication of Leprosy, Mumbai
Known forEradication of leprosy in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra
AwardsPadma Shri (2022)

Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre (V V Dongre) (born in 1940) is a medical doctor from Mumbai who has devoted his entire life for the eradication of leprosy in the urban and rural areas, including the tribal areas, in the Indian State of Maharashtra.[1] According to some estimates, there were approximately 40 lakh leprosy patients in India in 1981, but after the efforts of Dongre and others this has come down to 83,000.[2] Dongre is affiliated to The Society for Eradication of Leprosy, Mumbai and is serving the Society as its Honorary Secretary. Dongre was associated with Acworth Leprosy Hospital, Mumbai as the Medical Superintendent for nearly 35 years and with Gandhi Memorial Foundation, Wardha as a director for nearly 8 years.[3]

Dongre is a Graduate of Faculty of Aurvedic Medicine (GFAM), holds the MBBS degree, and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Public Relations and Advertising Management and Medico-Legal Systems.[1]

Positions held

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Dongre has held several important positions in various organisations involved in the efforts for the eradication of leprosy. These include[4]

Publications

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Dongre has published several research papers relating to eradication of leprosy. Some of the research publications of Dogre, coauthored with his colleagues, have been cited in Google Scholar portal. To create awareness about leprosy, Dongre has also written and distributed 52 booklets on leprosy.

Awards and recognition

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b c Souvenir of the 31 Biennial Conference of Indian Association of Leprologists, 16 -18 April, 2021 (PDF). Mumbai: Indian Association of Leprologists. p. 20. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  2. ^ Prasanta Mazumdar Anuraag Singh and Harpreet Bajwa. "Padma awards: Centenarian social worker, leprosy doctor, child marriage activist among unsung heroes". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  3. ^ "16th February 2013: Leap team held their 100th CME seminar in the Conference Hall of the Rainbow Guesthouse". Ecumenical Sangam, Nagpur. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  4. ^ Indian Association of Leprologists: Seventh National CME cum Orientation Training Session 2015 (PDF). Mumbai: Indian Association of Leprologists. 2015. p. 5. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards 2022" (PDF). Padma Awards. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 January 2022. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards 2022". Padma Awards. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Archived from the original on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 11 February 2022.