Interactive Session on Knowledge update: for FRONT LINE WORKERS on the prevention of INFECTIOUS DISEASES including COVID 19 amongst children via zoom
Communicable diseases are a major cause of suffering, disability and death in the world. The World Health Organization’s Programme on Communicable Diseases provides technical guidance and aims at setting up or strengthening ongoing control of common diseases, reducing transmission, mortality, morbidity and human suffering, and gradually eliminating these diseases so that they cease to be a public health problem across the world.
Thanks to the advent of vaccines and proven methods of prevention, in some cases, the aim may also be to eradicate selected communicable diseases. WHO supports countries in adapting these guidelines to national conditions and resources.
Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by viruses or bacteria that people spread to one another through contact with contaminated surfaces, bodily fluids, blood products, insect bites, or through the air. There are many examples of communicable diseases, some of which require reporting to appropriate health departments or government agencies in the locality of the outbreak. Most common forms of spread include fecal-oral, food, sexual intercourse, insect bites, contact with contaminated fomites, droplets, or skin contact.(Source: W.H.O)
This Interactive Knowledge Update will bring a practice centered update on prevention of infectious diseases amongst children to key influencers in the community: Frontline health and child development workers
About the Speaker: Dr.M.Ramaswamy
Paediatrician par excellence: A million children treated over 50 years of Practice in greater Coimbatore. He currently serves as the Honorary Medical Director at the Masonic Medical Centre for Children in Coimbatore. Beginning with his residency training in Paediatrics, he has collaborated closely with his mentor Prof Arnold.H.Einhorn, as co-editor of the Barnett – Rudolph’s Text Book of Pediatrics. He completed his MBBS degree from the Madras Medical College in the year 1964. He has to his credit several presentations and has given orations at regional, national and international gatherings on a variety of topics in general Pediatrics
Pathfinder: Helped set up 5 institutions of global quality across Coimbatore to provide essential child health services. They include Masonic Medical Centre for Children, the busiest Children’s Hospital in the city which serves over 50,000 children annually. He serves as Chief Mentor to International Centre for Child and Public Health.
Acharya: Over 200 Paediatricians and 3 generations of parents have been influenced by his scientific temperament, compassionate care and ethical commitment of ‘Health for all’.
Family man: A devoted father & husband, he has been a loving elder to his immediate family and the ‘Periya kudumbam’ he has created around the world.
Inspiring Human being: His personal example, affectionate support, legacy of social responsibility, global thinking, constructive collaboration and power of persuasion for the common good remains a ‘lesson on life’ for generations to come.
About the Speaker: Dr. Antony Terance .B
Dr. Antony Terance.B is a Consultant in Paediatric Pulmonology at GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore, India. He is the Chairperson Medical Records and Lab committees at GKNMH. His educational qualification is MD, MRCPCH (UK), DAA (CMC Vellore). European Dip. Paed Respiratory Medicine.
He has been a recipient of many awards few of which are Prof. Henry Claman gold medal, CMC Vellore 2009, Sri Siva Subramanium Oration 2018, Professional excellence award, GKNM Hospital, 2018.
His Areas of interest is Paediatric respiratory research and teaching.
Source: “( Prevention-of-communicable-diseases-Dr.MR_.pdf”).