International Seminar on Tackling Chronic Diseases in India- 23rd May 2016
Friday, 29th April 2016
Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 4:30 to 7:30 pm

As part of its research programme on Tackling Chronic Diseases in India, ICRIER’s Health Policy Initiative organised an international seminar on May 23, 2016, at New Delhi. The speakers in the inaugural session included HenkBekedam, WHO Representative to India; R. Siyambalagoda, Additional Secretary (Medical Services), Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Government of Sri Lanka; Samir Sodha, Resident Advisor, India Epidemic Intelligence Service Programme, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), India Office; Nitin Goel, Managing Director (South Asia), IMS Health and Aman Gupta, Country Representative (India), Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD).


The findings of two research papers, ‘Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Reorienting Primary Health Systems in India’ and ‘Surveillance of Chronic Diseases: Challenges and Strategies for India’, were presented by Ali Mehdi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER and Udaya Mishra, Associate Professor, CDS, Trivandrum respectively.