Health foundation of rural India(HFRI) Health Seminar 2016


Is to provide support for healthcare training of Arogya Sevikas in India. Click here for a report from our event in 2015.

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9 am-5 pm

at Executive Office Building Cafeteria, 101 Monroe Street Rockville, MD 20850

For more info

contact us at

Geeta Kansal

(240) 506-5327

Ashwin Saboo

(240) 421-8179

L. Peri

(571) 218-7989

Sudhir Sekhsaria (301) 526-4402

Program Outline

8:30 am-9:00 am Registration, Networking, and Tea

9:00 am-9:15 am Welcome by Ekal DC & Dr. Veena Gandhi (HFRI Chairperson)

9:15 am-11:50 am Session 1 Presentations

Presentation#1. Education to Prevent Anemia: Impact of Earthopia Arogya joint project

by Sunil Ishairzay, Aron Heinz, & Dr. Mukul Bhatia

Presentation#2. Providing appropriate technological tools to improve access to Healthcare in rural India

by Mr. Sunil Kolhekar CITI

Presentation#3. Intellicare Health kiosk in Kolkata

by Dr. Acharya - JHU, Neha Goel - JHU, Rajan Barma

Presentation#4. Community Health Workers and their Roles in Global Healthcare Systems with special reference to India

by Dr. V.K. Raju

Presentation#5. Relevance of Last Mile Health and Mississippi Project to Health Care Delivery in Ekal villages in India

by Mr. Vish Varma

11:50 am-12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Questions

12:00 pm-01:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Speech by Dr. Ahmed Calvo – “Senior Medical Officer” US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) on

Visualizing a Cooperative Project: Arogya-Montgomery County- HSS

1:30 pm-5:00 pm Session 2 Presentations

HFRI working committee meetings on various internal processes and issues

#1.Goals of HFRI for 2016 by Dr. Veena Gandhi

#2. Fundraising activities & strategies planning by Dr. S. Thakur on Gala in Kenilworth, NJ

#3. Financial statements and planning by Mr. Jayesh Mehta

#4. Discussion about bylaws, 501(C)3 and others by Various Committees

#5 HFRI National Meeting planning by Dr. V. Gandhi

#6. Website Maintenance by Mr. Amit Shukla, & Viral Patel

#7. Strategic Thinking about HFRI (slogan, stationery, etc) by Dr. Gandhi

5:00 pm Vote of thanks

Our team

Dr. Veena Gandhi

Dr. Shubhangi Thakur



Dr. Shashi Srivastav



Pragyakant Manglik





Dr. Rajan Barma



Links for future reference

HFRI, Health Foundation for Rural India website

Ekal Vidyalaya website