Dr. Subhash Hira, a distinguished Professor of Public Health & Infectious Diseases, PHFI, New Delhi is a medical doctor who specialized in Infectious Diseases, Dermatology/STI, and Public Health. His academic qualifications are: MBBS; DV&D (Vadodara,India), Diplomate in Venereology (London), and Board Certifications in Tropical Medicine & MPH (USA). He has had a distinguished career of 35 years during which he held senior positions, namely Director of National STI/HIV Control Program of the Zambian Ministry of Health & Lecturer at the University of Zambia; Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda (USA); Professor at the University of Texas-Houston (USA); Technical Advisor to NACO (MoH, GoI) and Director, ARCON (1993-2003), Program Leader at The World Bank, Washington DC; Team Leader at the World Health Organization, Indonesia; Pro-Vice Chancellor at Mahatma Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Mumbai and consulted with a host of UN and multi-lateral agencies. Currently, he is the Vice Chair of the Technical Panel of Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM)-Geneva (2014-2018). He is also appointed on Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of WHO-TDR-Geneva (2017-2018).