PCMC to hold workshop on non-communicable diseases on Friday

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 9 August 2018

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has invited citizens and members interested in non-communicable diseases for a ‘Healthy Citizens’ workshop.  This workshop will be held on Friday, August 10 from 10 am to 1 pm at Autocluster, H Block, Plot No: C-181, Chinchwad. 

Pimpri :  The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has invited citizens and members interested in non-communicable diseases for a ‘Healthy Citizens’ workshop.  This workshop will be held on Friday, August 10 from 10 am to 1 pm at Autocluster, H Block, Plot No: C-181, Chinchwad. 

The registration of the participants will start at 9.30 am. Speaker, Dr Farley RCleghorn, MD, MPH, has more than 30 years of experience in international health development, research and programme implementation.

PCMC is organising this workshop, ‘Healthy Citizens’ with support from Palladium on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Through this workshop, PCMC aims to create a platform with participation from stakeholders across the ecosystem including education, government, healthcare providers, industry, CSR, medical associations, wellness centres, and dieticians, NGOs to create collaborative solutions and identify potential interventions addressing the challenges.

This initiative would enable in creating awareness about NCDs and ensuring adequate
physical activity, nutritious diet and healthy environment among the city population. This in turn will result in lower number of victims due to NCDs. The focus of the workshop would be on cardio-vascular and diabetes related NCDs. The purpose is to create impactful interventions for implementing the awareness and preventive programs. For this to be a success your critical understanding of the current status and city specific challenges in the ecosystem is important for us to create the programmes.

The speaker for this session is Dr Farley R. Cleghorn, MD, MPH, who has more than 30 years of experience in international health development, research, and programme implementation. At Palladium, Dr Cleghorn leads an interdisciplinary team focused on the holistic response to global health priorities based on sustainable health systems, implementation science and health promotion and prevention. 

He has had a distinguished career at the US National Institutes of Health before serving as a senior scientist and faculty member at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is an expert on building in country capacity building and training. He is clinically trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

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