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Talk on Malnutrition: Failing every second Indian Child?

November 25, 2016

Bangalore International Centre (A TERI Initiative) organizes aTalk on Malnutrition: Failing every second Indian Child?
Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
Pediatrician and a Community Health Specialist

Dr. R Padmini
Child Rights and Social Development Activist.

Chair and Moderator
Dr. Sujata Kelkar Shetty
Life Coach, Health Columnist and Musician

talk-on-malnutrition-failing-every-second-indian-child-dr-maya-mascarenhas-at-bangalore-international-centreAbout the Talk
Since the Alma Ata declaration in 1978, India has been signatory to several commitments and goals- the latest being the Sustainable Development Goals. Every time, lofty targets are set, and every time, we do not even reach the half way mark. What do we make of this?

This talk will use malnutrition as an example to demonstrate the path India has come along vis a vis the commitment it has made all along through the MDGs and SDGs.

About Dr. Dr. Maya Mascarenhas
Dr. Maya Mascarenhas is a Pediatrician and a Community Health Specialist. Having trained and worked in St. John’s Medical College for over 15 years, she has spent the past 18 years with MYRADA, an NGO focused on integrated rural development. Over the years, she has worked extensively in North and Central Karnataka and other remote areas of Chamrajnagar and Kolar to develop sustainable community models to address anemia and malnutrition in women and children. With the underlying Myrada philosophy of empowering local communities to help themselves through building community based institutions, they have been able to demonstrate practical models that integrate health and development and show a substantial improvement in the health/nutrition and social indicators.

About Dr. R Padmini
Dr. Padmini, a Ph.D in Sociology, is a Child Rights and Social Development Activist. She is a founder trustee of the Child Rights Trust, and is a founder or board member of some other social development institutions, both local and national.

Dr. Padmini first taught in Madras University, then went into marketing research before moving into survey research in the universities of Pune and Illinois. Thereafter, she worked in the Council for Social Development, Delhi, for a few years. Her last stint, for nearly 20 years, was in UNICEF [New Delhi, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and New York (UNICEF headquarters)]. Her experience has covered policies, advocacy, planning, monitoring and evaluation, implementation and training related to programmes for children and their management. She has been a consultant with UNICEF, UNEP and the Tata Trusts on several occasions after retirement.

Dr. Sujata Kelkar Shetty
Dr Sujata K Shetty is a Life coach, Health Columnist and a musician. She assists people in leading happier and more fulfilled lives. She writes a health column for Mint Business Newspaper. She sings vintage Bollywood melodies for fund raisers and family events.

Talk on Tuesday | 29th November 2016 | 6:30 PM

Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560 071.

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