25th to 28th February 2014
Organized by ‘Samvedna’, Landour Community Hospital, Mussoorie
The 4th EHA Community Based rehabilitation workshop was held from the 25th February to 28th February 2014 at Christian Retreat Center, Rajpur, Dehra Dun. The ‘Samvedna’ team of the Community Health and Development Department of Landour Community Hospital, Mussoorie hosted and organized the entire event in a very professional manner. There were 72 participants from 7 EHA units (Anugrah Herbertpur, Samvedna Mussoorie, Kachuwa, Satbarwa, Tezpur, Raxaul, Chattarpur) and 8 resource persons from Rapheal Home, Karuna Vihar, Arunima, Hope Samvedna; along with Dr Uttam Mohapatra, Mr Robert Kumar, Mr Rajendra Singh, Dr Nathan Grills, Ms Jubin Varghese and Community Health Team from LCH, came together under the banner of “Working alongside people with disability because we care”.
The Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) works towards addressing the most pressing constraints faced by socially excluded groups in India and creates access opportunities and rights to improve their lives. The focus groups in PACS are Scheduled caste, Scheduled Tribes, Muslims, women and People with disabilities.
In EHA the PACS programmes is implemented in 4 districts and are working in sectors of Health & Nutrition in these districts:
The 21st International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care was held at the KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha from Feb 14-16, 2014. The theme was evidence based practice. The plenary speakers were experienced palliative care physicians from India, USA, UK, Australia, Singapore and Uganda. The conference was attended by about 400 delegates.
It was a rich learning experience as people shared scientific evidence for managing common palliative care problems. This included not only medical management but caregiver issues, grief and bereavement and the interface between mental health and palliative care.