Lak Kumar

Ashoka Fellow
Sri Lanka
Fellow Since 2012
Negombo Hospital

Citation

This profile was prepared when Lak Kumar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Introduction
Dr. Lak Kumar is pioneering the treatment for dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). His novel approach to treatment has reduced the number of deaths attributable to the disease by half in Sri Lanka. This distinct model has caused revision of the guidelines for dengue fever treatment in Sri Lanka and abroad.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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