Sunday, March 2, 2014

Adolescent Health Programs in Goa

I convey my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all professionals on behalf of Indian Association for Adolescent health (IAAH) for organizing 4 sessions in different places in Goa:
1. A session on "Adolescent Health: Current Issues & the Role of Health Professionals" was organized by Medical Education department of Goa Medical College. I am grateful to  Dr. Kaur, Dr. Himangini Shah, Dr. Jagdish Cacodkar, Dr. Umesh Kamat where junior and senior medical faculty were present.

2. Dr Radhika Nayak, Principal Dempo College of Commerce & Economics, Panaji, IMA 1st Vice President Dr Prasad Netravalkar at Panjim, Goa
3. Dr Shailesh Hede, IMA Bardez President, and Ms Carol Noronha, principal Nursing Institute Bambolim actively organized the session for nursing students where they participated in role play and breathing exercises.

4. Shri Vaman Bhadri, Principal CTN Higher Secondary School & Super School Complex Curchorem and all the Schools of our Quepem Taluka who attended the session at Ravindra Bhavan. The session conducted at Ravindra Bhavan drew a record crowd of 1210 High School students across 14 schools and the session was unprecedented in the history of the Town. There was truly no square inch of place available freely to even stand! The students have gone home with a lot of inputs to improve their health & deal with stress. Dr. Jagdish commented in his email to Dr. Jugal Kishore "I do not recollect any such session in my 16 years of conducting /attending any Training in Adolescent Health."

Dr Ashish Mittal and Dr. Pratap Jena were also present in all the sessions.