Health Education - The Key to Village Development

Empowerment Through Education Ekal-Arogya: USA-INDIA Collaboration


Saturday October 8, 2016. 9 am to 2 pm


Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building, Fisher Center, 725 N. Wolfe St., Suite 211, Baltimore, MD 21205


9:00 am Registration, networking & tea 
9:30 am Welcome & Introduction
  Moderator, Mr. Mo Hasan,
Rev. Kasey Kaseman, 
Montgomery County Government, Office of Community Partnerships & Interfaith Community Liaison

9:45 am Frontline Healthcare Worker: Training and Education to Prevent Anemia 
Skype session with Dr. Mukul Bhatia, moderated by Mr. Sunil Ishairzay
National Co-Coordinator
Arogya Foundation of India, Ekal Abhiyan

10:15 am
Access to Healthcare in Rural India via Use of Technology 
Dr. Sunil Kolhekar President/CEO/Co Founder,
Creative Information Technology Inc (CITI) 

10:30 am 
Strategy for Hygiene and Sanitation for Health Education in India: Pilot project 
Dr. Om Dhingra, Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board, SOV Therapeutics, Inc. 

10:45 am  Intellicare Health Kiosk in Kolkata
Dr. Soumyadipta Acharya, Graduate Program Director, CBID
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

11:00 am Smart Villages "Digital India" - Power to Educate Rural India Using New Technologies
Mr. Aron Heintz : Founder and Director

11:15 am  Global Health, Overview of Johns Hopkins Research and Education Work in India
Dr. Robert Bollinger Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

11:30 am
Enhancing Women’s Effectiveness Through Personal Empowerment Training
Dr. Anita Shankar, Research Associate, Dept of Environmental Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University 
11:45 am Global Programs to Address and Enhance Child Cognition
Dr. Anuraj Shankar, Senior Research Scientist, Dept of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Harvard University  

12:00 pmNew Technology to detect Sickle Cell Anemia
Dr. Frank Wang  CEO and Founder of BioMedomics, Inc.,  Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

12:15 pmRecommendations to Ekal DC & Concluding Remarks
Dr. Ahmed Calvo, MD, MPH, Fellow, Thought Leadership and Innovation Foundation, Senior Medical Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

1:00 pm
 Q&A and Concluding remarks, followed by lunch