A well-being warrior, as described by the TIME magazine, Professor Vikram Patel on 16 April 2015 appeared in 2015 Time 100 Most Influential People in the World List.
He is a Goa-based psychiatrist and one of the three persons along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CEO and MD of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar to appear in the list.
Achievements of Vikram Patel
• He is a Professor of International Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
• He is a co-founder of Sangath, a mental health research NGO based in Goa. Its research focus is on evolving mechanisms to bring better mental health care to low-resource communities, where around 90 per cent of people affected by mental illness go untreated because of scarcity of psychiatrists.
• He was the founding Joint Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, a partnership between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Kings Health Partners.
When: 16 April 2015