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  • REPORT OF THE SOUTH ZONE CONTINUED MEDICAL EDUCATION ON “PROGRAMMATIC UPDATES IN MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH”

    REPORT OF THE SOUTH ZONE CONTINUED MEDICAL EDUCATION ON “PROGRAMMATIC UPDATES IN MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH”
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    Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is at the forefront under the ‘National Health Mission’. The programme is ever adopting to the needs and changes across all regional and National levels.

    This CME focused on some important programmatic updates important in view of MCH care under Public Health Domain. It covered the importance of newer vaccines, rationale for switch over to Td from TT, need for investigation of AEFI, current status of MR vaccination, Maternal Death and Maternal Near Miss Surveillance and Response.

    To throw some light the Department of Community Medicine, SDUMC, organized a South Zone CME on “Programmatic updates in Maternal and Child Health” on 27- 09- 2019 in AV Hall, College Building, Second Floor, SDUMC, SDUAHER, Kolar.

    Registration of the CME started at 8.30 am. Delegates came from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and Internal delegates from various departments within the college also participated in the CME.

    Resource Persons:

    Resource Persons with vast experience in the field of “Maternal & Child Health” took part in the CME.  

    1. Dr. Mishba Hani, Surveillance Medical Officer, WHO, Kolar District
    2. Dr. Nagaraja T, Surveillance Medical Officer, WHO, Kolar District
    3. Dr. Deepthi R, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, ESI-MC & PGIMSR, Bengaluru

    Highlights of the CME:

    Dr.BhoomikaV, Post Graduate & Dr.Smitha, Intern of Community Medicine hosted the event.

       CME was officially inaugurated with Welcome address by Dr Prasanna Kamath B.T, Organising Chairman and Professor and Head of the Community Medicine Department, SDUMC.

    First Scientific Session:

     ­­­­­Dr C Muninarayana, CoE & Professor of Community Medicine and Dr Sudha Reddy V.R, Professor & HoD, Paediatrics SDUMC chaired the session on Introduction of Rota virus vaccination into NIS by Dr Mishba Hani. She started with burden of Diarrhoeal diseases globally and at National level, told about the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia & Diarrhoea, briefed about the goals and vision of Integrated action Plan for Pneumonia & Diarrhoea. The Framework behind GAPPD for diarrhoea control: Protect, Prevent & Treat.  She further gave an overview about the key interventions undertaken by India to control Diarrhoea & its status at national & state level. Epidemiology of rotavirus, common serotypes in India and estimates of disease burden associated with rotavirus was discussed. Types of Rotavirus vaccines, efficacy & its impact in preventing rotavirus associated diarrhoeal deaths. An overview was given on rotavirus vaccine impact assessment, Phased introduction of rotavirus vaccine in states & the doses to be given as per NIS. Chairperson summarized the lecture and opened the session for discussion. Then the token of appreciation was handed over to Dr Mishba Hani.

    Second Scientific Session: Dr Lakshmiah V, Medical Superintendent & Professor of General Medicine & Dr Bhanu Chand P, Assosciate Professor of Paediatrics, SDUMCon Switch over to Td from TT in NIS by Dr. Nagaraja N.T. He started with case definition of diphtheria followed by the Epidemiology, Global, SEAR & National burden of Diphtheria, vaccination status of diphtheria vaccine in India, he discussed about the outbreak of diphtheria in Kerala, Karnataka & other parts of India and also said outbreak were seen on unvaccinated and under vaccinated people. He told about the rational for switch over from TT to Td and importance of Td vaccine among pregnant women and children & strategies to achieve the Td vaccination coverage. He continued with the overview about Case based Surveillance (VPD surveillance) for Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus, and also about elimination of neonatal tetanus was discussed. During such situation Public Health Response was also enlightened during his session. Chairperson summarized the lecture and opened the session for discussion. Then the token of appreciation were handed over to Dr Nagaraja N.T.  

    Tea break was taken for 15 minutes where refreshments were served at Boys Lounge adjacent to AV Hall.

    Third Scientific Session: Dr Naresh, Associate Professor of Community Medicine & Dr Srikanth, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, SDUMC chaired the sessionon Investigation of AEFI by Dr Misbha Hani and Measles & Rubella Elimination Status and Challenges by Dr Nagaraja N.T. She told about the need for AEFI Surveillance system, its objectives, the steps involved in case detection, AEFI Committees and the persons to be involved. Further the need for causality assessment & the steps involved, cause specific classification of AEFI & its definition and examples were also briefed. This was followed by a talk on Measles & Rubella Elimination by Dr Nagaraja, global strategies to achieve Measles & Rubella elimination was briefed. He further gave an overview regarding burden of measles and rubella in SEAR countries, the impact of MR campaign & the MRCV1&2 coverage in the country. Chairperson summarized the lecture and opened the session for discussion. Then the token of appreciation were handed over to Dr Misbha Hani & Dr Nagaraja N T.

    Fourth Scientific Session: Dr Ananta Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor of Community Medicine & Dr Waseem Anjum, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, SDUMCchaired the session on Maternal Death Surveillance and Response by Dr Deepthi R. She gave an overview about the burden of maternal mortality ratio globally & among SEAR countries. She discussed about the various causes for maternal deaths in India and also explained about 3 delays in maternal mortality. A very informative video of Mrs X a pregnant woman was shown which explained all the delays & factors responsible for her death. She elaborated on the need, objectives, steps involved in MDSR & further explained about the Community based MDSR and Facility based MDSR, the responsibilities of the committee in addressing the issue. Chairperson summarized the lecture and opened the session for discussion. Then the token of appreciation was handed over to Dr Deepthi R.

     Lunch was served for all delegates in boys lounge 2nd floor.

    Fifth Scientific Session: Post lunch session Dr Deepthi R spoke about Maternal Near Miss Review which waschaired by Dr Prasanna Kamath, Professor & Head of Community Medicine and Dr Munikrishna M, Professor of OBG, SDUMC. She started off with the definition of MNM, the burden in India, the major causes & factors contributing to MNM & the need for investigating MNM. She further spoke about goals, objectives and the process, responsibility & role of facility-based committee in MNM review. She also briefed about the indicators for assessing & improving maternal health. Chairperson summarized the lecture and opened the session for discussion. Then the token of appreciation was handed over to Dr Deepthi R.

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