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State attends consultation on universal health coverage

By EMN Updated: Jul 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Officials pose for a photograph during the two-day consultation programme on universal health coverage held in Shillong on July 16 and 17.

Dimapur, July 17 (EMN): Members from Family Planning Association of India, Nagaland Branch; SEWA, Nagaland; Human Right Law Network Nagaland Unit; Care & Support Society, Mokokchung; and North East Network, Nagaland, have participated at the two-day regional consultation on universal health coverage held at Shillong on July 16 and 17.

The consultation programme was organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with North East Network, Shillong; Self Employed Women Association; Indian Institute of Public Health, Shillong; and Population Foundation of India.

The consultation programme laid focused on the NGOs who are working on health issues in the Northeast India. The key focus of the consultation was to understand the community perspective of health system in the Northeast India and to ensure that no one is denied access to good quality healthcare irrespective of socio economic problems and other disabilities.

The resource persons of the consultation were Dr. Hilde de Greave, team leader from WHO; Dr. K Srinath Reddy, president of PHFI; Dr. Sandra Albert, Director of IIPH, Shillong; Rupa Chinai, Dr. Mirai Chatterjee, Director of SEWA; Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya from WHO; and Dr. Caleb Harris from NEIGRIHMS.

In an update, Managing Director of Care and Support Society, Mokokchung, Imchawati Kichu, stated that the report of the consultation would be placed before the high level committee of the WHO for further action.

By EMN Updated: Jul 17, 2019 11:58:04 pm