The first Amrita International Public Health Conference, with focus on the theme “From Neglect to Equity”, connecting the twin burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases, will be held from November 2-3, 2018.

The conference will provide a platform for exchange of ideas through orations, panel discussions, paper and poster presentations. It will be a meeting point of international, national and state experts in the field of public health.

From Neglect to Equity

Neglected tropical diseases and a small degree of non-communicable diseases persist under conditions of poverty and are concentrated almost exclusively in impoverished populations in the developing world. Lacking a strong political voice, people affected by these diseases have a low profile and status in public health priorities. Lack of reliable statistics and unpronounceable names of diseases have all hampered efforts to bring them out of the shadows.

It is our intention to throw light and increase dialogue on the public-health issues pertaining to the diseases.

About the Department

The Department of Community Medicine was formally ingaurated by Swami Purnamritananda Puri on 29 th April 2002.The Department provides an innovative, rural based, primary health care oriented medical education.

The Department provides cost effective primary health care through its rural and urban training health centers. The health functionaries of these centers have linkages with the local women self-help groups and the Health Service Department of the State. The Department collaborates with international organizations such as UNICEF, and other reputed institutions in India on various research projects.

About the Institution

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, based in Kochi, Kerala, is recognised as a premier hospital and medical institution in South Asia. Our commitment to affordable quality care has attracted a dedicated team of highly qualified medical professionals and other healthcare professionals from across the world to provide the highest standards of medical treatment and education.

Founded in 1998 by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (known worldwide as AMMA), Amrita Hospital offers a full range of primary and specialty care medical services, with cross-specialty consultation. AMMA’s vision of providing advanced medical care to the poor and disadvantaged was the inspiration for Amrita Hospital, which today is a 1,300-bed tertiary referral and teaching hospital, serving more than 10 lakh outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients annually. Read More

The massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3.33 million sq.ft. of built-up area, spread over 125 acres of land, supports a daily patient volume of approximately 3500 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. There are 12 superspeciality departments, 45 other departments, 4500 support staff and 670 faculty members.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences had a phenomenal growth in a short period of 20 years and today “excellence has become our specialty” in healthcare delivery, education and research.
The healthcare campus boasts of vibrant mix of medicine, science and technology.
With AIMS Model of Care and our 670 strong faculty members drawn from the best institutes across the world, over 2500 students annually will be well prepared to succeed in any medical practice setting, from private practice, to academic medicine, to global outreach healthcare.

The Health Sciences campus comprises of the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and the Amrita Center for Nanosciences co-located with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Committed to providing value-based medical education, these educational institutions strive to instill the qualities of dedication and service in the youth.

Contact Us @

Dr. Leyanna Susan George
Organizing Secretary, Associate Professor
Department of Community Medicine,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Ponekkara, Kochi - 682041
Phone no: +91-484 - 6688070/9400479168,,

For More Details and Registration

Event Details
2018-11-02 09:30 to 2018-11-03 17:00
Community Medicine
School of Medicine
NIRF 2018
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