Dr Rajeev Seth is the current Chairperson of the Indian Child Abuse, Neglect & Child Labour (ICANCL) group. Dr Seth obtained his medical pediatric training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India and at the University of California San Francisco, besides, a post doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California USA.
For the past 14 years, Dr Seth has been working as a volunteer to provide medical care and rehabilitation services to orphan and vulnerable children in India. From a developing country perspective, Dr Seth strongly propagates the view that “child protection” must also include protection from disease, poor nutrition, and illiteracy, in addition to abuse and exploitation. His key passionate aims and objectives are to pursue Right to education, Right to health and development of Child Protection systems in his region. Dr Seth is Fellow of Indian Academy of Pediatrics & American Academy of Pediatrics; Member, Section of International Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, besides the Founder-Trustee, Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), a registered non-profit NGO.
Dr Seth is recipient of several academic awards including the Distinguished Service Award, ISPCAN (2012), Sorel Catherine Freyman Prize, the McAllister Foundation Fellowship Award, and the Oak Foundation Award. He delivered the Dr Taro Takemi Memorial Oration (2013) by The Congress of Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) in view of his contribution in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect recently. He also co-chaired the 9thISPCAN Asia Pacific Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect (APCCAN) in September 2011. Dr Seth edits CANCL NEWS and has written several scientific publications and chapters on social pediatrics, child rights, development and protection.