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ACCCRN Champion: Dr Vikas Desai: Surat, India

ACCCRN Champion Author: Anu Jogesh

In the 67 years that Dr Vikas Desai has spent in Surat, she has seen the city transform in subtle and significant ways - in its economy, infrastructure, population and governance systems. Surat’s most notable transformation, however, is from a town that gained international notoriety when it contracted the plague in 1994 to one of the only municipalities to have vector-borne disease surveillance through out the year.