Two day National Seminar funded by WHO & ICSSR


The Department of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, in association with Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, jointly organizes a two-day National Conference on “Public Health Challenges of Tropical Diseases – Moving Towards Universal Access” on 13th and 14th February 2020. TheNational Conference is sponsored by sponsored by World Health Organization (WHO) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The conference is held at the Seminar Hallof Guest house atthe Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur.Over 28 experts in the field of public health and tropical diseases and Academicians from 10 different states of India are going to deliver talks on relevant themes. The highlight of this conference is that participants are coming from more than 50 educational institutions of India and more than 120 research presentations are going to be presented in 24 different academics sessions during these two days of the conference.

In the Inaugural address the honourable Vice- Chancellor, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Prof. A P Dash stressed about the importance of Private – Public partnership in reducing the burden of Tropical diseases. Prof. Dr. P Chandra, Professor & Head (Rtd), Stanley Medical college, Chennai, highlighted about the social determinants of Health in her Keynote address. Dr. Jacob John emphasised the cultural determinants of health. Dr. A Jayadevi, District Epidemiologist, Tiruvarur district presented the functions of Integrated Disease Surveillance Project. Dr.S Bhuvaneswari, Registrar, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Prof.A Raghupathy, Controller of Examination, Central University of Tamil Nadu, congratulated the organisers and appreciated the efforts of Department of Social Work.

This conference provides a platform for interactions with academicians, health experts, scholars and other stakeholders who are working in the field of public health management and tropical diseases. Apart from the physical and psychological suffering caused by tropical diseases to people in endemic societies, the disease also inflicts an enormous economic burden on the individual, the household, the community and the society at large. In this context, the discussions will focus on constructing a holistic view of the topic, by integrating various aspects of the disease burden of tropical diseases into the public health system of our country.