Indian public health arena changing fast: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

In January 2014, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh became the first Indian woman to take position as the regional director of World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia region.

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Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director, WHO South-East Asia

In her exclusive interview with BioSpectrum's Raj Gunashekar, she shares some of her top priorities that she believes needs to be immediately tackled in the current Indian public health scenario.

According to her, India is facing a double burden of both communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) because of globalization and changing lifestyles.

She observes that prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) contributes significantly towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) thereby improving social and economic well-being.

Dr Poonam is also of the opinion that in order to accelerate the health outcomes in India, it must bolster its planning, regulation and monitoring of health services for better oversight and stewardship.

She also adds that WHO uses its regional and global network to enhance bi-lateral collaborations when requested by countries.

 

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MR TAPAS RAHA 23 September 2014 at 10:44 PM

PLEASE READ MY SURVIVAL FROM GBM GRADE 4 TUMOR OVER NOW ENTERING 7 TH YEAR

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Tapas Raha 9 April 2014 at 08:01 AM

Dear Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director, WHO South-East Asia , Congratulations being elected as Regional Head of WHO Can I share my exprience with GBM Grade IV Left Parietal Tumor over 6 years after all options failed to arrest re growth of my Tumor etc .I spent over Rs 40 Lakhs Rupees but MRI showed growth I switched over to Homeopathy Medicines under Dr Pratip Banerji in Kolkata & I can vouch that my Tumor is getting reduced in size which can be verified from MRI Scan taken time to time .My story has been published in ABTA USA Website & I am getting email,s daily from ABTA etc . Please give me ur email to post my story of survival Thank you . Kind regards Mr Tapas Raha Kolkata India Mob +919830087079

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