Dr. Abdul Ghafur is a Senior Consultant and Adjunct Professor in Infectious diseases at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India. He is the primary author and coordinator of the “Chennai Declaration”, a globally renowned document and initiative by medical societies in India, to tackle the challenge of antimicrobial resistance from an Indian perspective. Dr Ghafur is the managing Trustee of “AMR Declaration Trust”- a public charitable Trust founded on the principles of Chennai Declaration. He is a former technical advisory committee member for the National antibiotic policy of the Indian Ministry of Health. Dr Ghafur is very active in the academic, policy, research, and socio-economic and political aspects of Infectious diseases.
Dr Ghafur is the Managing Partner and Lead strategist at QuorumVeda consulting services LLP, a dynamic healthcare consulting firm dedicated to transforming the way healthcare organizations operate and innovate.
Dr Ghafur is an advisory and Jury member of the “Longitude Prize”- a ten million Sterling Pound Prize announced by the British prime minister. He had the honour to be interviewed by the British Medical Journal for the “BMJ confidential” to recognise the work in the antibiotic policy field. He has delivered lectures in numerous prestigious international Infectious diseases and antibiotic policy conferences and has been published in well-reputed journals such as the BMJ, Lancet, etc. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of many international journals. He received the Indian Medical Association oration award for his contribution towards tackling antibiotics resistance efforts.