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Archives 2009

*     Round Table Meeting on Polio with Mr Bill Gates

 

A meeting to discuss the polio eradication programme and future initiatives was held at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on 4 November 2008, and was chaired by Dr A. Ramadoss, Union Health Minister, Government of India.  The meeting with Mr Bill Gates and members of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was attended by senior officers of the Ministry, Planning Commission, UNICEF, Rotary International, and WHO.

*     Responding to Avian Influenza in Assam, West Bengal & Sikkim

*     Diabetes Summit

*    High-Level Meeting on Strategies and Progress for Eliminating Kala-Azar

*     Airport Health Organization: New Asset for International Health Vigilance

On Saturday 28 February 2009, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister, Government of India, inaugurated the new Airport Health Organization Building at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.  He was accompanied by Mr B.S. Shantharaju, Chief Executive Officer, Delhi International Airport Ltd, Mr Naresh Dayal, Secretary Health; Dr R.K. Srivastava, Director General of Health Services, Senior Government officials, and Dr S.J. Habayeb, WHO Representative to India.  The building consists of state of the art health facilities with isolation and observation wards, appropriate ventilation flows, laboratories, medical offices, and training facilities.

The investment is a major asset that would facilitate the implementation of the International Health Regulations.  It raises the government's preparedness in dealing with various contingencies.  It would also act as a centre of excellence for training in communicable disease surveillance, International Health Regulations, and health vigilance.  WHO Country Office congratulates the Government of India for this major undertaking that promotes health security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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