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INVITATION 2Nd International Congress on Micronutrient and Child Health (MCH-2014)

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  • Prof. Umesh Kapil
     Dear Colleague   The four micronutrients (MNs) which are presently of great public health significance are Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A and Zinc. The
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      Dear Colleague 


      The four micronutrients (MNs) which are presently of great public health significance are Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A and Zinc. The deficiencies of these MNs are severe and widespread in developing countries including India. Iron deficiency in the age group of 6-24 months, is impairing the mental development of approximately 40% to 60% of the children. Iodine deficiency in endemic regions lowers  the intellectual capacity of children by  10 to 15 percentage points.  Vitamin A deficiency compromises the immune systems of approximately 40% of the under five children in developing countries. The zinc deficiency is causing growth retardation, abnormal immune functions, impaired cognitive functions, increased maternal morbidity and   mortality and prolonged gestation.


      A large pool of scientific evidence is being generated globally on issues related to Role of Micronutrients in reduction of morbidity and mortality and Promoting Child Health. There are many important issues like Interaction Between Micronutrients Supplementations when given simultaneously; Prevention of IDD amongst Pregnant Mothers; Iron Supplementation in Malaria Endemic Area; Micronutrient Supplementation for Prevention of Diarrhea and Respiratory Infections; Micronutrient Fortification of Foods-Rationale, Application and Impact; Micronutrient Fortification of Complementary Foods; Iron Supplementation in Early Childhood: Health Benefits and Risks; Effect of Iron Supplementation on Mental and Motor Development in Children; Vitamin A Supplementation and child survival  etc. 


      The 2Nd  International  Congress on Micronutrient and Child Health (MCH-2014) is being organized to update the participants about the recent advances in the field of Micronutrients and Child Health.


      We will have detailed presentations and discussions on Magnitude of the Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A and Zinc deficiencies;  their Health Consequences, Methodology of their Assessments, Strategies for Prevention & Control; Micronutrients Supplementation to improve child morbidity & mortality and related issues.


      The 2Nd  International  Congress on Micronutrient and Child Health (MCH-2014)  will be held for 3  days ( 5-7 November 2014 which will be preceded  by 2 days preconference scientific programs like Workshop/National Consultation /CME  onHOT TOPICS in Public health Nutrition on   3-4 November 2014 .


      The 2Nd  International  Congress on Micronutrient and Child Health (MCH-2014)  will be held as per the following schedule: 


      Date    :          3 rd to 7th  November  2014

      Time    :          10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

      Venue :           Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium,

                              All India Institute of Medical Sciences

                              New Delhi, India



      The eminent National and International scientists who are working in the field of Micronutrients and Child Health will be delivering “State of Art” presentations. After each presentation, in-depth deliberations will be held, to discuss the issues raised by the eminent scientists and participants.


      The 1st   International  Congress on Micronutrient and Child Health (MCH-2009) was organised in November 2009, in which more than 1500 delegates participated 


      On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I request you to   participate in the International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health.


      Looking forward to meeting you,


      With personal regards,



      Yours sincerely,


      (Prof. Umesh Kapil)

      Professor, Public Health Nutrition

      Department of Human Nutrition 

      All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 

      Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029

      Ph:  +91-011-26588058; 26593383; 26594632

      (M) 9810609340  

      Dr. Umesh Kapil 

      Professor Public Health Nutrition 
      Room Number 118; 

      Human Nutrition Unit,
      Old OT Block,
      All India Institute of Medical Sciences 
      New Delhi,  India ,110029
      Mobile 91-9810609340



      --- On Thu, 5/23/13, Rahul <studycorner@...> wrote:

      From: Rahul <studycorner@...>
      Subject: [iapsm_youthmembers] Online tool for Prasad's social classification real-time update
      To: iapsm_youthmembers@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 1:38 PM


      Dear All,

      An online tool to enable real-time update of the Prasad's social classification has been made available here:

      The print article that will have the details of the update, is under issue preparation. I will share the details once it is available.
      Dr. Rahul Sharma,

      Department of Community Medicine,
      University College of Medical Sciences,
      University of Delhi.

      Online tools for Real-time updates of socioeconomic status tools:
      Kuppuswamy's socioeconomic status scale, available at: http://scaleupdate.weebly.com
      Prasad's social classification, available at: http://prasadscaleupdate.weebly.com

      The suggested references for the two online tools are available at the respective webpages.
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