Priyansh Shah Organizes Young Medical Volunteers to Improve Heart Health in India

In Health, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

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Priyansh Shah Organizes Young Medical Volunteers to Improve Heart Health in India
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Priyansh Shah has just graduated from medical school and is interning as a Doctor at Baroda Medical College in India. Each day he prepares to save lives with his skill and passion, and each day he advances his efforts toward public heart health through his organization, World Youth Heart Federation. By organizing volunteers in needed places around India, this aspiring Global Cardiovascular Health Specialist has been able to cause impact with screenings, heart health education, prevention programs, and more. Impact during covid: 3.8 Lakh patients and over 18,000 frontline workers across India. The organization, and how he plans to move the work around the world is something that got the attention of Forbes Magazine this past year, and something he now discusses with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek.

Meet Priyansh Shah.  (32-minute video)

Priyansh Shah’s Short Bio:

Priyansh Shah, MBBS is an intern doctor and social entrepreneur. He has obtained a bachelor’s of medicine and surgery degree from Baroda Medical College in Gujarat, India. He is the Founder and President of the World Youth Heart Federation, the first youth-led social enterprise in the world aiming to tackle cardiovascular disease through an intersectoral approach. He is currently a Global Surgery Research Fellow at the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research in Surgical Care Delivery in Lower-Middle-Income Countries, Mumbai. He has been published during his time as a fellow.

In 2018, he was elected the National Officer for Public Health for the Medical Students’ Association of India. During his term, ten national public health campaigns were held impacting over 20,000 people directly in training, education, and clinical care. He has worked as the Vice President for Finances at the International Students Surgical Network. He has served as the Chief Organiser and Licensee of the TEDxMSUniversityofBaroda in 2018. In 2019, he acted in a short film on World Tuberculosis Day, which won the first prize at the national level in India. He aspires to become a global interventional cardiologist to reduce mortality due to cardiovascular diseases.

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Priyansh Shah’s Contact:

Website:  www.wyhf.org 
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