Indian-American physicians to host health summit in Delhi

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will hold its 10th Global Health Summit from Jan 1 to 3 in New Delhi with a focus on women’s health and non-communicable diseases in India.

A ground breaking launch of the first Trauma and Brain Injury Guidelines for India is also planned for Jan 2, according to AAPI president Dr. Seema Jain. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Health Minister J P Nadda will be invited to launch these guidelines, she said.

The 10th anniversary Summit, promises to be one with the greatest impact and significant contributions towards harnessing the power of international Indian diaspora to bring the most innovative, efficient, cost effective healthcare solutions to India, Jain said.

“With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, AAPI is refocusing our mission and vision of GHS 2016,” she said.

AAPI would like to collaborate with local partners in India towards making a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India.

The mission of AAPI is to share best practice and experiences from leading experts in the world and develop actionable plans for launching demonstration projects that enable access to affordable and quality healthcare for all people, Jain said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is AAPI’s chief patron will be the chief guest for AAPI’s first Women’s Leadership Forum on Jan 2.

Several prominent women leaders will be invited to the forum to discuss the future of women leaders in India, share personal examples of their challenges, struggles and successes.

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