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Dr Hema Divakar, a pioneering voice in Asia for Women’s Healthcare and Medical Director, Divakars Speciality Hospital, was ‘Global Asian of the Year 2018-19’ along with the first Deputy Prime Minister and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Madam Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Yusuff Ali MA, Lulu Group’s CMD.
The award was presented to Dr. Hema at the Asian Business & Social Forum 2019 & 5th Edition of World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018-19 - Asia & GCC, held in Dubai, recently. The recognition for Dr Hema comes in the category ‘In Service of The Society and The Nation’.
‘The Global Asian Of The Year’ awards is the flagship annual awards initiative of Asia One magazine, a pan Asian business and news publication. According to the magazine, the award is conferred on those who stand out as extraordinary individuals for their vision, action and ingenuity. They represent contemporary, brilliant and path breaking ideas and endeavours that produce a global impact.
Dr Hema’s companions in the honour list included Mohammed Aziz Khan of Summit Group of Bangladesh and hotelier Deepak Ohri from Bangkok, among a host of other luminaries from Asian countries.
Dr Hema says, “To be recognised along with high achievers of Asia thrusts on me a greater sense of responsibility and ownership to continue reforming the women’s healthcare ecosystem in an innovative and impactful manner.”
She is actively working towards accomplishing ‘Vision 2022’ - a women’s healthcare initiative she unveiled as the FOGSI President in the year 2013-14 aimed at the overall well-being of women folk, including improving the availability of affordable quality healthcare services for the welfare of women, breaking social stigma and other societal perceptions, some of which are now state policies already.
Her directive on ABCD of women’s health - Anemia among Adolescents and Pregnant Women, Building Contraception Choices, Cancer Cervix and Diabetes are setting new benchmarks and standards in the treatment for the same.