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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, held at Amrita Hospital from November 2-3, 2018. Rajeev Sadanandan, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) inaugurated the programme. K. Vijayakumar, head, community medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), and organising chairperson of the conference, said neglect of diseases happened because they were not considered important by the medical community as well as drug manufacturers. Swami Amritageetanandapuri delivered the benedictory address. Dr. Prem Nair, medical director, AIMS, and Dr. Vishal Marwah, principal, Amrita School of Medicine, spoke at the event.