Raj K Anand
Former Professor of Pediatrics at the T. N. Medical College and former Medical Director of Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India, Dr. R. K. Anand, MD (Ped.), FRCP (Edin.), DCH (Lond.), is an authority on breastfeeding and in the field of Social Pediatrics. For his contributions in the field of paediatric education, research and child care, he was awarded Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and that of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Dr. Anand has been advisor and resource person for UNICEF, Consumers International, International Baby Food Action Network, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and Health Action International. His book, "Dr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care" which deals with a holistic approach to child care has been a best seller.
Chris Drake is a Founding Trustee of The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust; he has lived and worked in Asia for over twenty years and currently works in Hong Kong as a lawyer. He has been active with a number of charity or non-profit organisations for many years, mostly in relation to education and values. He was the founding President of the Association for Living Values Education International and, amongst positions with other organisations, is currently Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education, a Council Member of the Hong Kong International Institute of Educational Leadership and Deputy-Chairman of the Association for International Business Ethics which organises and supports conferences on business ethics in China.
Anwar Fazal is a founder and among the prime movers of nearly a dozen local and global citizens movements, including the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Health Action International (HAI), and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). He initiated several global popular mobilisation initiatives including World Consumer Rights Day (March 15th), World Wetlands Day (February 1st), World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st to 7th), and World Migrants Day (December 18th). From 1991 till 2003 he lead a United Nations programme on promoting good urban governance in the Asia Pacific region. He is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, popularly called the "Alternative Nobel Prize", the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) "Global 500" honour, the Mother Earth News Hall of Fame and the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award.
Nand Wadhwani is a Founding Trustee of The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust and lives in Hong Kong. He is presently working on the implementation of HealthPhone. This is a knowledge service preloaded on a mobile phone device that accommodates both literate and non-literate users. It provides relevant, reliable health and nutrition material and is available in more than 60 languages. HealthPhone puts life-saving and life-changing facts and methodologies directly in the hands of those who can use it in an accessible format and with 24x7 availability, anywhere they go, without a connection or cost. It is designed to save many lives. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Child Health Foundation, the International Advisory Council of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and on the Steering Group of Healthcare Information For All (HIFA).