Gladson Vaghela

Region: Central and Southern Asia
Ahmedabad, India
Health system strengthening | mental health | infectious diseases | climate change | universal health coverage
Dr. Gladson Vaghela is a medical doctor from India, currently serving as the Research Coordinator at The Training for Health Equity Network, USA, directing his efforts towards the attainment of social accountability in medical education through education, research, and service. He is a Policy Fellow of The Network: Towards Unity For Health, USA; a Country Representative at Healthcare Information for All, UK; and serves at the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Youth Health Network, UK. During his medical training, for four consecutive years, he has served at different capacities at the Executive Committee of the Asian Medical Students’ Association International, a student-led organization that has representation in more than 30 countries. Notably, he has served as a Youth Advisor for YuWaah (Generation Unlimited) at UNICEF India, with a specific focus on empowering and nurturing the well-being of young individuals. In the year 2023, he made it among the top 50 finalists for the prestigious Global Student Prize. Dr. Vaghela exemplifies natural leadership qualities and a resolute dedication to the empowerment of youth. He actively participates in high-level meetings, representing the voices of young people both locally and internationally, particularly in issues pertaining to education and universal access to healthcare.