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Health camp at Mehrangarh Fort

Health camp at Mehrangarh Fort was held that included diabetes screening and general wellness.

JSPH in collaboration with Mehrangarh Fort commemorated the World Diabetes

Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH) in collaboration with Mehrangarh Fort commemorated the World Diabetes at the Mehrangarh Fort. Activities included presentations by clinicians and nutritionists from Team JSPH for increasing awareness of diabetes prevention and management.

Nutrition Week at JSPH

With the aim to raise awareness about the role of nutrition in human development a workshop on "Public Health Nutrition" was conducted at mHealth training office of Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH) for public health students and workers. Dr. RamGopal ( Convener of Nutrition Society of India, Jodhpur Chapter) was the keynote speaker at the workshop.

Dr. Bachani's JSPH Visit

Dr. Damodar Bachani (Deputy Commissioner, Non Communicable Disease - NCD & Director Professor & Head , Department of Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi), during his visit to Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH) reviewed the "JSPH mHealth program" JSPH has received a multi-year grant from the Sir Ratan Tata Trust to design and test a Jodhpur community-based strategy using mobile health technology to survey households and detect and triage individuals at risk for diabetes . Dr. Bachani observed the field work done by community health workers team of JSPH and appreciated the efforts put in. He reviewed method of data collection for the project and provided his valuable inputs for same.

Team JSPH Collaborates with REVIVE Projects

JSPH recently Collaborated with(Traditional Medicinal Foundation) project which was started in 2009 in village Nayagaon after which it expanded to include 5 other villages (Dayakaur, Khara Kan Singh ki Sid, sedhodara, Khidrat) total six villages near BAAP and PHALODI towns near Jodhpur District at Rajasthan. Project is titled as "Revive"(A Social business partnership focused on reducing poverty and empowering women through organic agriculture). Team visit was organised to assess community health needs, familiarize with the field work of REVIVE and make recommendations where JSPH can contribute to the health sector activities in 6 villages under the REVIVE project.

Seminar on Organ Donation in JSPH

JSPH conducted seminar on Organ Donation Awareness with students of Public Health. Dr. Damodar Bachani was the guest of honor for the seminar. "Organ failure is the major Public Health issue due to high prevalence of NCD like Diabetes, and donating organs after your death is the highest form of charity". These were the words of Dr. Bachani. Around 65 undergraduate and post graduate students from India and Afghanistan attended this seminar. The speakers consisted of a Doctor, a Counselor and an Advocate who presented different aspects of organ donation. The highlight of the program was live case discussion by patients having organ failure and receiving organs from live as well as dead donors.