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Chapal Khasnabis

Chapal Khasnabis has been with WHO since 2002, prior to which, he worked with Mobility India, based in Bangalore, which he founded in 1994. This NGO became a resource organization in the field of technology and development, for the Global South. Prior to that, he worked with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Welfare within the Government of India for 14 years.  Before joining WHO, he worked in more than 10 low-income countries and his work took him to more than 75 countries, mostly low- and middle-income.

Chapal graduated as a Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineer and then completed Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Science from the Strathclyde University in the UK. He is currently also a PHD student in Assistive Technology with the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College in Dublin.

He spent most of his career in working in the fields of assistive technology, rehabilitation, community health and community development. His current position is localized within the department of Essential Medicines & Health Products (EMP), leading WHO’s new global initiative, the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) which aims to improve access to assistive technology including robotics for people with disabilities, people with chronic health conditions and older people. Chapal is considered to be an authority in the field of assistive technology and rehabilitation.

Track: Grand Opening & Grand Keynote Robotics for Health

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