Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Indian Association of Adolescent Health North East Branch

Date: 24th April, 2014  Venue: Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal
An inception ceremony of North Easte Chapter of IAAH cum CME on Adolescent Health was organized at Imphal with Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh, Director, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal as the Chief Guest; Prof. Jugal Kishore, Secretary General, Indian Association of Adolescent Health as the Guest of Honour; and Prof. Th. Achouba Singh, Head of Department, Community Medicine, RIMS, as the functional President. Prof. Akoijam Brogen Singh, Community Medicine Department, RIMS became the secretary greeted the audience and gave the welcome address. It was followed by inception of the Indian Association of Adolescent Health, North East Chapter (IAAH-NEC). It was conducted by the Secretary General, IAAH. The founding office bearers were introduced to the Chief Guest, the functional President and audience. Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh, then gave the Chief Guest’s speech. He expressed happiness and expectation of the Association. He also declared the CMME opened. He also felicitated the resource person of the CME, Prof.Jugal Kishore.Prof. Th. Achouba Singh delivered the presidential speech. The inception ceremony was closed with the proposal of thanks by the Secretary, IAAH-NEC, Dr. P. Romola.

Next, CME on Adolescent Health was continued. Prof. Jugal Kishore, Secretary General, IAAH, spoke on the problems encountered among the adolescents. Faculty members and students from different schools, medical colleges, 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Adolescent health in Thiruvananthapuram

I visited the Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram as appraiser of examination but with the purpose of initiating a Kerala State Chapter of Indian Association for Adolescent Health. Visited Department of Community Medicine, Child Development Center and Primary Health Center. I learned many things about pioneering work carried out in the field of Adolescent Health by Dr. Nair who established Child Development Center as Separate building in the medical college. Teen Care clinic was established way back in 1997 in Primary Health Center run by Department of Community Medicine. PHC is having triple sources of funding-Medical College, NRHM, and Local Health care management committee involving Mayor, MLA and Panchayat. I witness availability of all drugs, immunization, OPD services, dental clinic, Teen Care Clinic, lab investigation with auto-analyser with full time lab technician. It was training center for various group of students-MBBS & MD Medical, BSc & MSc Nursing, BSc Ophthalmology, BDS.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Adolescent Health Programs in Goa

I convey my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all professionals on behalf of Indian Association for Adolescent health (IAAH) for organizing 4 sessions in different places in Goa:
1. A session on "Adolescent Health: Current Issues & the Role of Health Professionals" was organized by Medical Education department of Goa Medical College. I am grateful to  Dr. Kaur, Dr. Himangini Shah, Dr. Jagdish Cacodkar, Dr. Umesh Kamat where junior and senior medical faculty were present.

2. Dr Radhika Nayak, Principal Dempo College of Commerce & Economics, Panaji, IMA 1st Vice President Dr Prasad Netravalkar at Panjim, Goa
3. Dr Shailesh Hede, IMA Bardez President, and Ms Carol Noronha, principal Nursing Institute Bambolim actively organized the session for nursing students where they participated in role play and breathing exercises.

4. Shri Vaman Bhadri, Principal CTN Higher Secondary School & Super School Complex Curchorem and all the Schools of our Quepem Taluka who attended the session at Ravindra Bhavan. The session conducted at Ravindra Bhavan drew a record crowd of 1210 High School students across 14 schools and the session was unprecedented in the history of the Town. There was truly no square inch of place available freely to even stand! The students have gone home with a lot of inputs to improve their health & deal with stress. Dr. Jagdish commented in his email to Dr. Jugal Kishore "I do not recollect any such session in my 16 years of conducting /attending any Training in Adolescent Health."

Dr Ashish Mittal and Dr. Pratap Jena were also present in all the sessions.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

National Consultative Meet on Youth and Adolescent Health

The National Consultative Meet was held in Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on 1st Feb, 2014 and was attended by close to 200 delegates and experts from the fields of nutrition, reproductive health, administration, education, media, psychology, nursing and social work. The meeting deliberated in the light of presentations made by the members, based on literature reviewed, and developed a consensus for the topics covered. The program schedule is given below with participants and speakers:
Venue: 3rd Floor Lecture Theater, Department of Community Medicine, MAMC, New Delhi

Saturday 1 Feb 2014 (TENTATIVE PROGRAM)






Welcome address                  Dr. Jugal Kishore, Prof & Secretary General IAAH
Introduction to IAAH             Dr. Prema Bali, President IAAH, Former
                                                      Professor Community Medicine AIIMS
Address by Guest of Honor  Dr. Deepak K Tempe, Dean MAMC
Address by Special Guest     Dr. Mahesh Verma, Director Principal, MAIDS, New Delhi
Address by Special Invitee   Dr. JK Das, Director NIHFW, New Delhi
Address by Chief Guest        Mr. Amod Kanth, Gen Sec PRAYAS JAC SOCIETY

Vote of thanks:                      Prof. Surrinder H Singh Vice President IAAH


Tea Break


Scientific Session “Road Map Formulation for Youth & Adolescent Health”




Topic & Speakers

Dr. Suneela Garg, Director Professor Community Medicine MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Vasanthi Krishnan, National Coordinator (NHCRSC), IEC Div NACO and Vice President IAAH
Need for Skill development for adolescents
Mr. Sharda Prasad IAS ( Retd)  Advisor to Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Mental health problems in adolescents and youth
Dr. Rajesh K Sagar, Professor Psychiatry AIIMS; Secretary Central  Mental Health Authority, MoHFW, Government of India
Social and sexual health issues among adolescents 
Dr. Prema Bali, President IAAH, Former Professor Community Medicine AIIMS
Evidence based interventions to address Adolescent Oral Health
Dr. Vikrant Mohanti, Head Community Dentistry and Tobacco cessation Clinic, MAIDS, New Delhi




National Consultative Group Work
Group 1
Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sexuality (Lecture Theater 3rd Floor)
Dr. Harish Pemde, Professor Pediatrics, LHMC   
Dr. Manisha Gohel, Assist Prof Com Med, PSMC, Karamsad,

Dr. Vasanthi Krishnan, National Coordinator (NHCRSC), IEC Div NACO
Dr. Nandini Sharma, Dir Professor Com Med MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. JG Prasuna, Prof Com Med LHMC
Dr. JP Kapoor, Director School Health, Govt of NCT Delhi
Dr. Sonia Trikha, Practicing Gynecologist worked in Unicef and WHO
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Training in-charge, MCD
Dr. Vidya Surwade Assoc Prof, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, U. P.
Dr. Manju Toppo, Associate Professor Com Med GMC Bhopal
Ms. Shah Mittal, Bhopal, Unicef
Dr. Pragya Sharma, Assoc Prof Com Med MAMC
Dr. Ragini Sahay, Associate Professor, NOIDA
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Assistant Professor, Com Med LLRM Medical College Meerut
Dr. Anjana Verma, MAMC
Dr. Pallavi Boro, MAMC
Group 2
Employment and Skill development  (Conference Room)
Mr. S Krishnan IAS (Retd) Former Secretary to Government of India
Dr. Niti Pall, CMO HCL  
Dr. Saudan Singh, Dir Prof & HOD Com Med VMMC Safdarjung Hosp
Mr. RK Mandal, Principal, Bangalore
MR. Satish Bali, Senior Architect, New Delhi
Ms. KG Santhya, Population Council
Dr. Amod Kumar Prof. HOD Community Health, St Stephan Hospital
Dr. OP Kansal, Advisor-Injection Safety, BD Medical, Gurgaon, Haryana
Dr. Madan Gopal, Health Insurance Min. of Labour
Ms. Vinita Srivastava, Associate Professor Engineering College, Ghaziabad
Ms. Monika Sharma, Teacher, School Gautam Nagar, New Delhi
Dr. OP Rajoura, Associate Professor Com Med UCMS New Delhi
Dr.Tapas Kumar Roy Associate Professor Com Med LHMC New Delhi
Dr. Ashish Mittal, CEO, OHMCS
Dr. Jitender Meena,  MAMC New Delhi
Dr. Anshul Shukla, MAMC New Delhi
Mr. Jivika Mittal, Journalist Drug Today             
Group 3
Adverse Effects of Substance Use, tobacco and Mental Health (Seminar Room)
Dr. RC Jiloha, Director Professor & Head GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi
Dr. DR Gaur, Professor & Head Community Medicine MAMC Agroha Haryana
Dr. Paras Agarwal, MAMC,
Dr. Rajesh Sagar, Professor Psychiatry AIIMS and Member Secretary Central  Mental Health Authority, MoHFW, Government of India
Dr. Rahul Bansal, Prof & Head Com Med Subharthi Medical College, Meerut, UP
Dr. Dinesh Kataria, Professor Psychiatry, LHMC New Delhi
Ms. Nirmala Singh Vice Principal Nursing College, RML Hospital
Dr. OP Jhirwal, Associate Prof. Psychiatry IBHAS, Delhi
Dr. Junaid, Professor Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Dr. Vikrant Mohanti, Assistant Professor MAIDS, New Delhi  
Ms. Savita Verma, Senior Freelance Journalist
Dr. Arun Kumar, SHKM Govt Medical College, Nalhar Mewat, Haryana
Dr. Aisha Parveen, Assistant Professor Jamia Hamdard, Delhi
Dr. Amrinder, Star Dental India 
Dr. Drishti, MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Neha Gupta, SRF, Com Med MAMC, New Delhi
Group 4
Nutrition and Life Style Disorders (Senior Resident Room)
Dr. D Bachani, Dir Prof & Head LHMC, Dy Commissioner NCD, MOFHW
Dr. Brahm Prakash, Chief Medical Director Northern Railways
Dr. T Anand, MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Sangeeta Yadav, Dir Professor Pediatrics MAMC, New Delhi
Dr. Eram Rao, Associate Professor, Food and Nutrition, Delhi University
Ms. Nishu Chaudhry USAID Consultant (Media Planning) IEC Division, MoHFW 
Dr.  Manish Goel, Associate Professor, LHMC, New Delhi
Dr. Om Lata, Assistant Professor Physiology, AIIMS, Jodhpur
Ms. Usha Kumar, Regional Director Education, Govt of NCT Delhi
Dr. Meeta Jain, Assistant Professor, Com Med LHMC New Delhi
Ms. Seema Rani , Assistant Professor Nursing College Jamia Hamdard
Dr. Sadia Nikhat, Assistant Professor Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Ms. Swati Sharma, Scientist (TIFAC) Dept.of Science and Technology, Govt.of India
Dr. Tapas Nair, MAMC, New Delhi
3:30 -4.15 PM
5.00 PM
Presentation by the groups 10 minutes each
Valedictory Function
5.15PM onward
High Tea