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Vitamin Angels was invited to speak at the 39th Annual National Conference of IAPSM (Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine) 2012 at DR R.P. Government Medical College - Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh between 27th to 29th February 2012. The theme of the conference was: “Epidemiological Transition: Are we up to the challenge?” Vitamin Angels Independent Consultant Dr. Shilpa Vinod.
Bhatte presented at the Conference on how Vitamin Angels was using its limited resources to combat vitamin A deficiency in India, and reaching vulnerable and at-risk children with vitamin A so as to prevent childhood blindness, infections and increase child survival.
She explained to the audience VA's mission and model in India – which is to collaborate with local NGOs and eye hospitals/general hospitals to gain information on the local health status of the children in a particular region, and then supporting the local health care network with vitamin A to reach children under-five years of age.
IAPSM is an association of the Public Health Physicians of India and Vitamin Angels looks forward to receiving their support in reaching children under-five with essential micronutrients, especially vitamin A!
Photo 2&3: Dr Umesh Kapil – President IAPSM and Professor of Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) presenting a memento to Dr Shilpa Vinod Bhatte, Independent Consultant, Vitamin Angels. ***