Arush Lal

Arush Lal is an international consultant at PAHO/WHO, supporting access to medicines and supplies during the COVID-19 response. He also serves as board vice chair for Women in Global Health, where he pushes for gender equity and intersectionality in global health. Lal is currently an MPhil/PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is researching the impact of politics and governance on global health agendas, including fragmentation between global health security and universal health coverage to foster resilience. Lal has policy, advocacy, and research experience in primary health care, health emergencies, and health systems strengthening in government and civil society roles at community, national, and global levels. He is a Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, WHO/UNICEF Primary Health Care Young Leader, Emerging Voices for Global Health and Global Health Corps alumnus, and has published in The Lancet and BMJ Global Health. Lal has an MSc in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a Rotary Global Scholar and a BSc in Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Stamps President’s Scholar.


A "To Undo" List for the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Response

The incoming administration must unwind competing messages dispensed by the incumbent and recalibrate health norms