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  • Title: C-NES family bereaved : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: C-NES family bereaved.. | September 5, 2013 |.. The C-NES family is deeply saddened by the passing of Debendranath Bora,.. father of Chandana Bora, our State Coordinator for the.. C-NES-Population Foundation of India Project.. Mr.. Bora suffered a.. sudden fall recently at his residence and passed away this morning at.. GNRC in Guwahati after a series of complications, with family members.. by his side.. Bora was predeceased by his wife.. He was a very.. active 83 who enjoyed taking care of his grand daughter and was a.. great supporter of Chandana s work  ...   at this time of grief, wishes them strength.. and peace of spirit and mind for the years ahead.. Like this:.. Like.. Loading.. Category.. :.. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it.. Subscribe via RSS Feed.. Leave a Reply.. Click here to cancel reply.. Name.. ( required ).. Email.. ( required; will not be published ).. Website.. If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a.. Gravatar.. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.. Notify me of new posts by email.. %d.. bloggers like this:..

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  • Title: A Discussion on the Situation in Assam : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: A Discussion on the Situation in Assam.. | August 30, 2012 |.. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Sept.. 3, 2012, 2-5:30 pm.. The present situation in Assam, the largest state of the North-East, has been extremely disturbing with extensive violence, including killings and arson, between different groups as well as the flight of the displaced to relief camps.. The repercussions have been seen and felt in different parts of the country.. However, the complexity of the situation in the Bodo Territorial Administered Districts as well as in other parts of the state is barely understood by many in New Delhi or elsewhere in India; ignorance, insensitivity, insecurity and anxiety are underlined by the recent exodus propelled by a fear and hate campaign.. Discussions in the visual media often have been reduced to a blame game and scoring points.. In the current context, there is an urgent need is to understand the reasons behind the ongoing conflict and its deeper roots in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural humanscape.. A  ...   and scholars who have visited the affected areas and who will share their experiences and thoughts.. This will be followed by discussions drawing on different perspectives to understand the situation and as to ascertain see how accommodations can be reached.. The question remains: how is the existing trust deficit to be addressed?.. The discussion will be held on.. 3 September, from 02:00 to 05:30 pm, at Mir Anis Hall, Administrative Block, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.. Najeeb Jung, IAS.. , Vice Chancellor, JMI, will address the programme and.. Prof.. Sanjoy Hazarika.. , Director, Centre for North East Studies, JMI, will chair the discussion.. Resource persons include Prof.. Udayon Misra, National Fellow, ICSSR, Guwahati, Dr.. Monisha Behal, Chairperson, North East Network, Dr.. Sayeeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission, Govt.. of India, Prof.. Anil Boro, Gauhati University, Mr.. Helal Choudhury, Advocate, Supreme Court, Mr.. Kalyan Barooah, Delhi correspondent of The Assam Tribune, Dr.. Roshmi Goswami, formerly of UN Women, and Dr.. Rajesh Dev of the Dept.. of Political Science, Delhi University..

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  • Title: C-NES report on Air Pollution released : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: C-NES report on Air Pollution released.. | October 22, 2011 |.. Sanjoy Hazarika speaking to journalists at the press conference on air pollution at Guwahati Press Club on October 22.. At right is Ms.. Keteki Bardalai, Executive Director, Foundation of Social Transformation.. The temperatures in the premier North Eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong have increased by several degrees Celsius in the past years while air pollution caused largely by vehicular emissions and dust has harmed the health of a large section of the population, especially young scholl chidlren, daily labourers and traffic policement.. A detailed report by C-NES on the pollution levels surveyed in several major hubs of Guwahati and Shillong was released today at the Guwahati Press Club at a crowded press conference.. Hightyeneing several points, C-NES managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika said that apart from lax imlenetation of pollution control laws, the problem was aggravated by the lack of responsibilitiy among city residents.. For example, the surveys turned up the fact that 70 percent of all vehicle owners in Gwuahati do not get their vehicles tested either on a regular basis or at all.. These are basic human rights, just as much as there are political rights the right to clean air and clean water, said Mr.. Hazarika in the course of an energetic discussion with journalists.. But there is also a questino of personal responsibility and choice, which we need to make correctly every day instead of blaming the govenment or one department blaming another.. A detailed power point presentation was made by Bhaskar Saud, who led the research in the programme, which was funded by the Foundation for Social Transformation.. We believe that this is just the surface of the issue and we would like to conduct similar surveys in all major urban centres and capitals of states in the NER, Mr.. Hazarika declared.. Findings of the study on“Impact of air pollution in specific areas of Guwahati and Shillong on vulnerable groups i.. e.. (school children, laborers, rickshaw pullers and traffic police, petrol station workers and roadside vendors)” conducted by Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES).. Funded by.. - Foundation for Social Transformation (FST).. : Guwahati and Shillong are North-east India’s most rapidly growing cities with a steady rising population.. These cities are major business hubs for the entire region.. The energy consumption (fossil fuel) has increased tremendously in the transportation sector with an increasing numbers of vehicles in the region.. Guwahati ranks high in the pollution charts of the country competing with metros like Delhi and Kolkata.. The air pollution in Guwahati has increased in recent years due to growth and congestion of traffic, poor quality of fuel, inefficient engines and bad maintenance of motor vehicles along with other urban activities like construction etc.. There is a growing need for the public to gather greater information on local health effects associated with air pollution, specially the association between proximity to high volume motor vehicle traffic (and its associated emissions) and increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.. Objectives Methodology.. : The objectives of the study were a) to evaluate the extent of pressures on health caused by vehicular pollution, b) to assess the difference in prioritization of health problems including stress as assessed by respondents, c) to look at possible changes to operating vehicular use and reducing fuel consumption, traffic congestion and exercising alternatives to improve the above, d) to conduct awareness drives with civil society organization (CSOs) on the impact of vehicular pollution on human health, leading to changes in vehicular use and thus reducing fuel costs, pollution and congestion.. The survey was conducted among 1000 individuals in the selected areas of Guwahati and shillong to review the occurrence of respiratory problems.. The results of the study indicate that air pollution in Guwahati and Shillong is seriously affecting the health of the people, especially in Khanapara and Police Bazar which are most polluted by motor vehicular traffic.. Eye diseases and acute respiratory illnesses correlate strongly with air pollution levels.. Chronic diseases have a lower correlation than acute illnesses with air pollution in Guwahati and Shillong.. There is thus a serious need to reduce traffic congestion in these two city’s commercial areas.. Findings:.. The survey indicates that higher rates of eye irritation and headaches exist among the respondents from the Khanapara area compared to other studied areas.. Physical observation of the location shows that the area is very dusty due to construction work in.. Some local residents also blamed the same  ...   vehicular pollution which affects the general well being of the local residents.. Wariki Kharkongor of Fire Brigade also mentioned that the increased air and dust pollution has also spoiled the natural beauty of the place known for its scenic beauty.. In Fire Brigade and Police Bazar areas the findings from the responses indicate more cases of health problems compared to Malki point area.. Cough and eye problems have been indicated as a health problem by 42.. 4 % and 38.. 4% respondents in Fire Brigade area while 30 % respondents in Police bazaar and 26% in Malki points have reported having eye problems and cough respectively.. Bronchitis had a low occurance as in Guwahati while running nose was reported by only 5 % respondents in Police Bazar and Malki point areas.. The traffic policemen interviewed said that they mostly suffered from asthma and skin diseases like itching.. Constant exposure to exhaust air from vehicles has affected their skin as well as heart and lungs.. It is also found that traffic policemen are seldom supplied pollution safety masks during working hours.. It is significant that those who use safety masks have procured it themselves.. Auto rickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers and taxi drivers complained of suffering from sinusitis, sore throat and burning or red eyes.. The same is found among petrol pump workers also.. Dust pollution is another important agent polluting Guwahati’s air, posing a grave health hazard threat to the citizens.. The road dust, together with vehicular emissions, forms a toxic haze that hangs over the atmosphere for a prolonged period.. Deforestation and earth-cutting in the city hills invariably results in erosion of loose earth from the hills.. Rains wash down the topsoil and deposit it on the roads besides clogging the drains and once the water logging subsides, it leaves a deep layer of slush which ultimately turns into dust after a day or two and then spread everywhere by vehicular movement.. Degradation of the city hills leading to accumulation of loose soil on the roads following rain, the boom in construction activities and the failure to maintain the norms aimed at checking dust pollution, growing vehicular movement and emission, have combined to worsen the dust pollution in Guwahati.. The transport sector in Guwahati and Shillong has been developing with population growth and rapid urbanization.. The study indicates that Khanapara has the highest traffic intensity of 80 vehicles per minute followed by Ganeshguri, (65 vehicles per minute), Pan Bazar, (54 vehicles per minute), Adabari, (32 vehicles per minute), and Bamunimaidan (28 vehicles per minute).. Likewise in Shillong, Malki Point has the highest traffic intensity of 90 vehicles per minute followed by Police Bazar, (75 vehicles per minute) and Fire Brigade (70 vehicles per minute).. It is also observed that the most congested hours are from morning 9.. 30 am to 11.. 00 am and evening 5.. 00 pm to 6.. 30 pm.. in all the studied location.. However in Khanapara the traffic congestion is seen through out the day, as it is the entrance to the city from Upper Assam and other North Eastern states as well as the route of departure for these destinations.. Extreme congestion on the roads of the city with a total area of 216 square kms, with drivers trying to rush to their destinations, results in a rise in accident rates, fuel wastage and environmental pollution.. Recommendations:.. Enforce traffic laws strictly.. Develop Mass Awareness on the effect of vehicular pollution and on traffic awareness by enlisting media assistance, cooperation and highlighting as well as extensive training of vehicle owners, taxi services, transporters and government officials and political leaders at different levels.. Popularizing the use of Public transport system to travel to work places (a culture of commuters).. Taking early action to develop instrumental and manpower competence for carrying out vehicular pollution monitoring by various state boards.. Regular vehicular emission tests by the owners to check the air pollution and their enforcement.. Policy intervention on alternative transit route for the city and multi-storeyed parking places to check traffic congestion caused due by illegal parking.. Proper city bus stops in city roads so that traffic congestion behind such stops is minimized even if it cannot be stopped.. Devising a cheap gadget by technologists for fixing on the existing vehicles so that here is no pollution by these vehicles beyond the permissible levels.. Up gradation of equipments of emission testing centre to be compatible with the advanced engines like Bharat Stage III and BS IV.. Tags:.. featured..

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  • Title: University of Madras, C-NES to collaborate on North-east research : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: University of Madras, C-NES to collaborate on North-east research.. | September 24, 2011 |.. The University of Madras is interested in collaborating with a premier research centre and think tank of the North-eastern Region of India to enable better learning, exchanges and field research of an area which remains largely unfamiliar to many Indians, especially students and teachers, more than six decades after Independence.. Dr.. G.. Thiruvasagam, Vice Chancellor of the University, told an audience of faculty members, students, activists, film makers and independent research groups on Sept 23 that he hoped that such collaboration would emerge to create better understanding of the concerns of different parts of the country.. “You have brought the lifestyles, the colours and the difficulties that people face in those areas alive,” he remarked after inaugurating an exhibition of photographs on the Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam organized by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research in association with the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University.. The report is available on the C-NES website at www.. c-nes.. org.. The two-day event, spread over both the Marina and Chepauk campuses of the University, drew about 250 students, teaching faculty, professionals, independent researchers as well as media to a set of events based on a report by C-NES, ‘Bearing Witness’ revolving around the life experiences of women conflict victims in the two North-eastern states.. On the first day, the report was released by Prof.. V.. Suryanarayanan, a respected academician specializing in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and a former member of the National Security Advisory Board.. A screening of the documentary, ‘A Measure of  ...   Delhi.. Hazarika said that a convergence of interest could develop in an active collaboration between the two NE Centres and Madras University: he proposed that an orientation and research methodology section be held through the Jamia Centre while field work on a range of issues could be facilitated through the NE Centre, with head office in Assam.. “The North-east is reaching out; we are not here to complain but seek to address its diverse problems and, through an open presentation, develop a better understanding of these challenges,” he added.. “We should consider the offer seriously and take it up, with the Centre and the University,” said Dr.. Thirivasagam, while appreciating the initiative by the Department of Politics and C-NES.. The opening of the exhibition was followed by a moving one-woman, one-act play, ‘Thagippu’ in Tamil by the theatre group Marapachi, on the crisis in Manipur, of human rights violations as well as the courage of women activists there and those resisting a predatory State elsewhere.. After a question and answer session, a second screening of the documentary was held with more questions being raised of the director, Maulee Senapati, and the producer Sanjoy Hazarika.. The two sides propose to develop a formal framework of collaboration which will enable the ideas to be encapsulated in a precise programme of training, research and field work.. This will benefit students, faculty and others, creating a deeper understanding of a complex region and its challenging realities.. The Event, which was sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Foundation of Germany, now moves to Kolkata (29 Sept to 1 October) because traveling to Mumbai (Nov 15-16), Guwahati (Oct 23-24) and Kohima (Oct 29-30)..

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  • Title: Bearing Witness: The Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Bearing Witness: The Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam.. | August 30, 2011 |.. The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have pleasure in inviting you to a series of events to be held in a number of cities in India through September to October 2011.. The events showcase the Research Report, Film and a Photo Exhibition conducted by C-nes and supported by HBF, under the project titled “Reviewing the Impact of Conflict on Women in Assam and Nagaland”, to a wide ranging audience and thereby, aim to generate awareness, understanding and discussion on the issues of concern.. Introduction.. The research, filming and photography for the project, ‘Impact of Conflict on Women in Assam and Nagaland’ were conducted by the C-NES team between 2009 and 2010.. Its major aim was the rigorous documentation of how women in the two states have suffered since the first conflicts between Naga insurgents and Indian security forces and between the idea of India and those who sought political and cultural spaces outside of it and extensive dissemination through publications, the production of a documentary film, seminars/conferences and the media.. The project sought to place these issues in the larger context of the challenges of nation-building, the enduring issues of human rights and their violations, enshrined in ‘national security’ laws which have been opposed for over 50 years.. Regional growth and the failure of stakeholders and non-State groups to address these concerns are also reviewed.. The project has looked at not just who was affected or how they were affected but also the broader issues of just laws, the use of State power and the rights of individuals, especially women, in conflict zones.. Violence against women during times of armed conflict has been a persistent and widespread practice over centuries.. Until recently, violence against women in such situations has been couched in terms of protection and honour.. This has been particularly devastating for women for it perpetuates their subordination  ...   it is not as if the suffering was confined to women.. Indeed, while they have suffered acutely, other members of society also has been harmed, across the gender divide’.. We believe that the hard work, dedication and sincerity in bringing out this volume of work would contribute to a larger discourse about the situation in the North-east.. The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have pleasure in inviting you to a series of events to be held across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kohima and Guwahati through September to October 2011.. The objective is to showcase the Research Report, Film (A Measure of Impunity) and the Photo Exhibition, conducted by C-nes and supported by HBF, under the project titled ‘Reviewing the impact of conflict on women in Assam and Nagaland’, and bring it to the attention of a wider audience.. In the process, we believe it will generate awareness, understanding and discussion about the plight, as well as, the courage of the women in these two states of North-east India.. We are immensely grateful at this stage of dissemination to a number of organisations in Delhi (IIC), Mumbai (NCPA), Chennai (Madras University), Kolkota (Seagull) as well as to C-nes team members and partners in Kohima and Guwahati for supporting and coordinating programmes in these locations.. Series of Events at all locations include the following:.. Photo Exhibition.. Film Premiere.. Report Release.. Panel Discussion.. Press Conference.. Delhi.. Date: 7-9 September 2011.. Time: 6:30 pm on all days.. Venue: IIC, New Delhi.. Downloads: Invitation/Programme Schedule, Poster.. Chennai.. Date: 23-25 September 2011.. Venue: Madras University, Chennai.. Kolkata.. Date: 29-30 September 1 October 2011.. Venue: Seagull Foundation for the Arts.. 26, Circus Avenue, Calcutta 700019.. Tel: +91-33-2287 3737 / 2287 7942.. Mumbai.. Date: 15-16 October 2011.. Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts.. NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.. Tel: +91-22-6622 3737.. Guwahati, Assam.. Date: 23-25 October 2011.. Venue: Machkowa ITA Complex, Machkhowa, Guwahati.. Kohima, Nagaland.. Date: 28-29 October 2011.. Venue:.. tbc..

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  • Title: Delegate from Centre for Disease Control & Prevention at Boat Clinic : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Delegate from Centre for Disease Control Prevention at Boat Clinic.. | July 16, 2011 |.. A two member team comprising of Ms D.. Daniel from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, US and Mr Santosh, UNICEF Consultant, visited the Barpeta Unit II Boat Clinic in lower Assam on July 14, 2011.. The team joined the health team on the Boat Clinic during their trip to conduct a health camp at Rowmari char, located behind the picturesque Baghbar hills.. The SDM HO of Mandia BPHC, Block Extension Educator (BEE) and Block Programme Manager (BPM ) accompanied the team.. The hour long boat journey from Manikpur ghat to the char started at 11am.. The health team informed the local ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) ahead of the teams visit so that necessary arrangements for the  ...   part of family planning measures, oral contraceptive pills and condoms were distributed among eligible couples.. An awareness session on the importance of breast feeding was also conducted by the District Programme Officer, Partha Protim BordoloiThe visitors were impressed by the way the camp was organized and the outreach of health services to these isolated people obvious from the comment left behind by Daniel in the Visitors book “The experience of seeing the Boat clinic camp is life changing.. The staff at the clinic is doing wonderful work.. They care for the very young to the very old.. So many different areas are covered- general check ups, laboratory tests, distribution of medicine, family planning and immunization.. The team is providing care to the people who would not have access to these services otherwise.. Wonderful work!” she wrote..

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  • Title: Assam MMR still highest in the country : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Assam MMR still highest in the country.. | July 14, 2011 |.. With the highest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) the Centre’s latest estimates are a mixed bag for Assam.. MMR is the rate of women who die in child birth as a proportion of the population.. Against a national average of 212, the MMR in Assam is 390, the highest in the country, according to the MMR bulletin released by the Home Ministry on July 7.. th.. , 2011.. The only silver lining in the bulletin is that MMR in Assam has declined from 480(during 2004- 2006) period to  ...   has seen significant efforts by the state government in the health field to bring down MMR IMR(Infant Mortality rate ) and TFR (Total Fertility Rates).. Though much work remains to be done as Assam is still the worst performer in the MMR sector, ranking at the bottom, below Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh which had an MMR rate of 308.. It is heartening that the maternal mortality ratio of India has declined from 254 in 2004- 2006 to 212 in 2007-2009.. The decline has been most significant in empowered action group (EAG) states.. Click here to read PIB Page..

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  • Title: Managing Trustee meets senior NRHM officials in Delhi : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Managing Trustee meets senior NRHM officials in Delhi.. | July 12, 2011 |.. Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika held a meeting with senior officials of the National Rural Health Mission in New Delhi to discuss the ongoing partnership between C-NES and NRHM in Assam.. The meeting, on 5 July, between Mr.. Hazarika, Mr.. Pradhan, head and Executive Director of the NRHM, and Mr.. Naved Masood, Special Secretary was held at the Ministry of Health.. At the discussion, issues relating to the PPP as well as other aspects of health including the  ...   seen significant efforts by the state government in the health field to bring down MMR IMR and TFR (Total Fertility Rates).. They agreed that much work remains to be done as Assam is still the worst performer in the MMR sector, ranking at the bottom, below Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh which had an MMR rate of 308.. Pradhan spoke with appreciation of the work of C-NES 15 boat clinics, having seen it in action at Morigaon, central Assam, and how the work was reaching the most vulnerable groups..

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  • Title: PHFI Documentary on Boat Clinics : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: PHFI Documentary on Boat Clinics.. | June 23, 2011.. A documentary on C-NES’ unique Boat Clinics is being developed by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi.. The film is part of a PHFI project supported by the renowned Mac Arthur Foundation under the title, Developing Case Studies of innovations in Public Health for Competency Strengthening and Advocacy.. The film will be used for advocacy and teaching purposes in PHFI s Indian Institutes as also other educational institutions for illustrating/promoting scaling -up of innovations in health towards improving maternal and newborn health.. Kriti, a New Delhi based NGO in association with Blackticket, is producing the film for PHFI.. A five member team from PHFi and Kriti recently visited Guwahati for filming the activities of Boat Clinics.. The team comprised of Radhika Arora, Madhavi Mishra from PHFI and Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh and Mayank Khurana from Kriti and Blackticket.. Sanjay Sharma, Associate Programme Manager coordinated with the team on behalf of C-NES whose Boat Clinics at Jorhat and Morigaon were identified for the filming.. Interviews for the film got underway at C-NES’ Guwahati Office on 6th of June 2011 where Ashok Rao, Programme Manager and Bhaswati Goswami, Communications Officer answered some of the queries of the team along with introducing C-NES and its work.. This was followed by an hour long interview with Dr  ...   and 8 RIs conducted in the camp at the end of which the boat returned to Bhekeli sapori where an awareness programme (through LCD screening) was held late evening on the river bank.. Around 30 men and women were present for the over three hour show where NRHM spots along with entertainment breaks in between were shown, filmed also by the PHFI team.. The Jorhat Boat Clinic team members and Sanjay Sharma, was interviewed during the two days of the shooting.. On 9th June, the team visited the office of the Society for Promotion of School Health at Nagaon (on the recommendation of Dr J B Ekka, MD, NRHM) en route Morigaon.. This organization is in a PPP with NRHM on the School Health Programme for Nagaon District under the title Project Child.. The team learnt about the activities especially about disease screening amongst school children.. On 10th June, the team filmed the activities of Morigaon Boat Clinic conducted health camp especially the awareness session, general checkups and routine immunizations.. Interviews of the villagers and the health team members were taken.. While returning back from the camp the team recorded an Assamese song sung by Md Moidul Islam, laboratory technician, narrating about the Brahmaputra, its islands and the livelihoods of the communities inhabiting them.. The “river song” would be used for the film.. Comments are closed..

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  • Title: Managing Trustee in Berlin for discussions : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Managing Trustee in Berlin for discussions.. | June 10, 2011.. C-NES Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika visited Berlin, Germany, at the invitation of the Heinrich Boell Foundation with which C-NES has a partnership.. It has concluded a major research study on the Impact of Conflict on Women in Assam and Nagaland and also finished filming a documentary on the same issue.. The latter is produced and scripted by Mr.. Hazarika while Direction and Cinematography are by Maulee Senapati.. At the Boll Foundation, Mr.. Hazarika met with officers of the Foundation and made a presentation of issues before the North East as well as the work of C-NES in health, education and other sectors of governance.. A private screening of the film was also held.. Future possible partnerships were discussed.. In addition, Mr.. Hazarika met with senior officers handling South Asia at the German Foreign Office where he was hosted for lunch in the historic pre-World War II building and held discussions on the social and political issues before South Asia, including India, Bangladesh and Nepal.. They showed a great deal of interest both in conditions of the NER as well as C-NES unique and  ...   the Boat Clinics iniitiative.. Hazarika has met with Mr.. Wjinkler on earlier visits of the latter and his Parliamentary colleagues to Guwahati and in March 2011 to New Delhi.. A clearer profile of C-NES and its unique innovative work was established and developed at various levels, the discussions were substantial and detailed and there is great interest in the issues before the North-east at various levels of Germany, especialy on issues of governance, rights and current peace prospoects as well as relationships with neigbhours such as Bangladesh and Myanmar, Mr.. Hayarika says after the meetings.. Hazarika visited sections of Berlin where broken portions of the infamous Berlin Wall (1961-1989) still stand as a memory to the dictatorship that once controlled a large part of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including East Berlin and East Germany.. It was a deeply moving and sobering experience because we so often take our freedom and rights for granted, he said.. The Wall was brought down in 1989 by a spontaneous public uprising in which soldiers from both sides also joined to celebrate the beginning of the end of the Soviet empire and the Cold War..

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  • Title: Medical Officers Training Programme : Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
    Descriptive info: Medical Officers Training Programme.. | June 9, 2011.. A two day Medical Officers training programme was organized by C-NES in association with NRHM, Govt of Assam, on 3rd and 4th June at Hotel Orchid, Guwahati.. The training dealt with issues related to reducing Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR) Infant Mortality Rate(IMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in the thirteen Boat Clinic operated districts in Assam, issues extremely relevant to the state.. 25 Medical Officers and 4 District Programme Officers from the 15 Boat Clinic units along with members from the PMU were present at the training programme.. The Mission Director, NRMH, DR JB Ekka present at the training said that he was happy to be here with the “special team of doctors” as their work “was special and different, working as they were, under extremely challenging conditions”.. Everywhere in India and abroad the Boat Clinics are being appreciated and there have been talks of their being replicated outside Assam.. He added that MMR and IMR are indicators of the health system and Assam being way down in the country on both with MMR at 480 per 10,000,00 live births and IMR at a dismal 61 per 1000, the state needs to focus on maternal and child health.. He said that NRHM would soon start a system of tracking every pregnant woman with new software so that ante natal checkups crucial to prevent maternal death are availed by all pregnant women.. For routine immunization for children, a data base will be developed so that drop outs were reduced.. He emphasized on the need to promote family planning in the Boat Clinic districts and hoped that the training will be useful equipping the doctors better to meet their challenging work and serve the community with renewed vigour.. Dr Ekka also inaugurated a booklet on Family planning (FP) published by C-NES, funded by PFI for Ashas, AWW, change agents and FP counsellors, on the occasion.. Earlier addressing the young doctors in his inaugural speech, noted academician, C-NES Advisory Council Member, Udayon Mishra said that they were fortunate to get involved in this kind of work, where they were not just confined to academic figures but were into the reality scenario.. He congratulated them for choosing to be part of the boat clinics.. Appreciating the vision and the untiring efforts of the C-NES Managing Trustee Sanjoy Hazarika in translating his innovative concept of the “Ships of Hope” into reality and said, “Lots of people have ideas, very few have the consistency and the luck to translate these ideas to reality.. The welcome address at the training programme was delivered by Bhaswati Goswami, Communications Officer, C-NES where in she briefly outlined the growth of the organization from 1 district, 1 Boat in 20005 to 13 district s and 15 Boat Clinic units.. She particularly welcomed the new and only lady doctor to join the C-NES family, Dr Subhamitra Choudury, MO Dhubri Boat Clinic.. Sanjay Sharma, Associate Programme Manager, C-NES made a presentation on the background of growth and achievements of the Boat Clinics during the last three years.. Dr P.. N.. Bora, State Programme Manager, NRHM present at the training as a resource person spoke on Mother and Child care, Family Planning and NRHM.. Lamenting about the poor health status of women and children in isolated regions, he said that the health status of a woman decides the social and cultural advancement of a society.. So we have to first start with safe motherhood as only a healthy woman will bear a healthy child.. Along with checking up patients and prescribing medicines, the doctors were asked to follow up cases on subsequent visits and give patients a hearing (counselling if necessary) after screening for genuine patients.. They should stop indiscriminate use of antibiotics.. He stressed on the need to better IMR, MMR and stop population explosion.. The first pregnancy check up should be before 12 weeks wherein the woman should be registered.. A Mamoni booklet with pregnancy guidelines and nutrition should be given.. He added that 70% pregnant women from the rural areas are anaemic, so guiding them on an affordable nutritious diet comprising of locally available food items was important.. Family planning should be a social responsibility, he said.. The early marriage system prevalent in the char areas was one of the main factors contributing to this and the Boat Clinic heath teams led by the MO need  ...   camps.. Dr S.. Borah spoke on RNTCP and Vector borne diseases.. Medical Officers from Barpeta Unit I Dr Arup Kalita and Dr F I Khan shared their experiences at the health camps.. In their district, the Boat Clinic was covering 30 chars, all thickly populated and sometimes there were as many as 30 ANCs conducted in a day.. They however get good support from the villagers, who are timely in formed by ASHAs by door to door visits.. Most villagers have large families and very little spacing between children.. The doctors advocate family planning measures, the need for institutional delivery and about the schemes available, PNC cases are followed up, the ANM makes home visits to give BCG to infants.. During ANC check ups, personal hygiene, neo natal care, breast feeding done.. For RI doctors have visited houses to convince parents.. Screening of patients for GHC is done to sort out the genuine patients.. Speaking on maternal health, Dr C R Hira, Consultant NRHM said that 72% women in Assam who are pregnant and register for ANC checkups are anaemic.. 86% women have never completed a course of 90 days IFA.. Teenage pregnancy prevails.. The Boat Clinic heath team should contact ASHAs and stay in touch with them as ASHAs are generally proactive and know the health status of the villages.. Doctors need to tell the ASHAs about their role in convincing women for institutional delivery.. ASHAs should report about maternal death in their area by filling in the FIR.. Accurate and timely reporting is very important to stop maternal deaths.. The doctors counselling approach can make a difference they should not refuse to check up the BP of any villager.. He concluded with a few moving lines.. “Among the poor, most rural women are the poorest.. Among the hungry they are the most hungry,.. Yet they share what they have.. Among the educated they are the least educated,.. Yet they have wisdom.. Among those with ill health they are of worst health.. Yet they have a strong will to survive”.. For the group discussion session participants were divided into 3 groups and the topic Contribution of Boat Clinics in reducing-a) MMR b) IMR c) TFR.. Some of the pertinent points which were presented by each group after the presentations were as follow:.. (Group 1) MMR.. 1.. Counselling – to prevent early marriage.. 2.. To bear a child only after 20 years of age.. 3.. Early detection of Pregnant mothers and their registration.. 4.. Mandatory 4 antenatal checkups.. 5.. Check weight, height, age of pregnant women during registration.. 6.. To convince pregnant women to take IFA regularly to ensure good health of the mother and child.. 7.. Advocating institutional delivery and motivating on the same.. 8.. In case of any health complications being detected during ANC , the woman should be immediately shifted to the nearest hospital.. 9.. PNC checksups important to reduce and eliminate complications after delivery.. (Group 2) IMR.. Education of the mother is important to reduce IMR.. Marriageable age should be 20 years.. Screening of the High risk pregnancy and refer cases to the nearest hospital.. Counselling of the mother and discouraging her to seek advice from quacks.. Institutional delivery must- awareness about this.. Taking good care of the baby- Essential New Born Care.. Weighing the baby.. Promoting exclusive breast feeding.. PNC check up of the new mother essential- must be informed about this by CW or ASHA.. 10.. Ensure that the baby receives BCG and the other immunization doses timely.. 11.. IMNCI protocols to be maintained by the nurses and CWs.. (Group 3) TFR.. Eligible couples register to be prepared by conducting a survey of 15-49 years couples.. Awareness- Street play, meetings to advocate Family Planning (FP) issues.. Highlighting the advantages of a small family.. Awareness about 2 child norms, spacing, contraceptive methods.. Making people aware about the government schemes to promote family planning.. Counselling of couples and a giving them the option to choose from a basket of FP methods.. All sessions witnessed keen and active interactions between the MOs and the resource persons.. The training programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Programme Manager Ashok Rao prior to which he along with Associate Programme Manager Sanjay Sharma and Assistant Programme Manager Manik Boruah summarised the days events.. The resource persons were facilitated with.. gamochas.. by Chandana Borah, Family planning Advocacy and Moushumi Bora, Accounts Assistant..

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