Soumya Swaminathan

WHO appoints Soumya Swaminathan as its new Deputy Director General

The World Health Organisation (WHO) appointed Soumya Swaminathan as its new Deputy Director General for its programmes. Swaminathan has served as the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) an apex body in India for biomedical research, for over two years now.

The 58-year-old paediatrician would be holding the second-highest position in the global body, working under Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. She is also a clinical scientist, known for her research on tuberculosis.

Saminathan has also served as the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai. She is the daughter of MS Swaminathan (92), the acclaimed Indian geneticist and father of green revolution. As per WHO Director General, Swaminathan will be the deputy director general for programmes (DDG) and Jane Ellison will be the deputy director general for corporate operations (DDC).

World Heart Day

Gleneagles global hospitals launches #TakeItToHeart campaign on the occasion of world heart day

  • A 360 degree campaign to create awareness and educate people about heart failure

Gleneagles Global Hospitals (a Parkway Pantai Enterprise) launches #TAKEITTOHEART, a 360 degree campaign under their heart health initiative ‘LET IT BEAT’ on the occasion of World Heart Day 2017. This will be a month long multi-channel campaign for World Heart Day. The mass awareness campaign will highlight the lesser known serious condition ‘Heart Failure’ and its various stages.

PHFI Awarded QCI DL Shah Platinum Award

PHFI awarded QCI-DL Shah Platinum award

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) was awarded QCI- DL Shah Platinum award for skill building of primary care physicians in chronic conditions in India. The PHFI was awarded with this award for its outstanding contribution to skill building initiatives and advancement of knowledge in the Indian healthcare sector. The Platinum award was presented to PHFI by Shri. Baijayant Jay Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Government of India during the Inaugural session of the 12th National Quality Conclave at the Le Meridian hotel today. Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, PHFI, Professor. D Prabhakaran, Vice President – Research and Policy, PHFI and Dr Sandeep Bhalla – Programme Director, Trainings, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, PHFI received the award on behalf of the PHFI team.

Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, PHFI said. “This is truly a moment of pride for the PHFI team. Winning the prestigious QCI- DL Shah Platinum award in addition to other leading awards in skill development is a testimony to our endeavour and commitment of working towards a Healthier India. Our health systems can be effective and equitable only when primary health care is widely accessible and scientifically of sound quality.

Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti

Health care needs sudden reforms, possible with political commitment: Dr. Bhatti

Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti is the present President, Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. Dr. Bhatti is also the National Convener, National Health for All Movement (NHFAM). He completed MBBS from NSCB govt. Medical College, Jabalpur, MP, after pursuing MBBS Dr. Bhatti did MD in Geriatric medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi. The young doctor has special interest in public health.

Health For All At AIIMS

Health for all at AIIMS, New Delhi

The Resident Doctors Association, the Students Union and the Society for Young Scientists at AIIMS organized a convention on 'Health for All' at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The convention began with RDA office bearer Dr Ajay Verma listing out the challenges in achieving the objective of 'Health for All' in the country and how this convention seeks to address these challenges.