Dr. Yogesh Jain has an M.D. in Paediatrics from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi where he also served as a faculty member for a few years. He has been primarily involved in ” primary health care” – through founding and running a community health programme – Jan Swasthya Sahyog( People’s health support group) in rural Bilaspur in central India with like-minded health professionals since 1999. He has been involved in addressing various issues – be they technical, operational, economic or political. He has determined the health care for the rural poor through clinical care, careful documentation, observational research studies, developing appropriate health related technology, training, and lobbying – all based on the continual learning from this community health programme. Issues of access, cost and quality in health care have occupied most of his time, whether it is developing a blueprint for Universal Health Care in India, or addressing specific control programmes for tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, chronic diseases that include the NCDs, childhood infections and technical aspects of women’s health.