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I am a public health physician with special interest in mother and child. Literature is full of evidence that if a girl child is nurtured with love and care, she grows into a woman, who in turn transfers the same love to her children; eventually responsible adults emerge contributing to a just society.
Public health has fascinated me. It is a hobby to me, not just a job. I can't believe I will ever have to retire! The sole purpose of this website is to share my life’s experiences in Public Health with the hope that visitors to site may find some useful information for their own endeavors. An opportunity may also arise for a dialogue on some of the issues and possibility of further development of ideas and the solutions.
I was born and grew up in the Indian Himalayas, studied in Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India. I am fortunate to have worked as a public health consultant in more than 12 countries for the past 46 years. Presently, I work as a public health adviser to Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, Maseru, Lesotho.
I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Part of the reason for engaging in this exercise is also to keep my mind occupied with all past experiences; and how it may influence the present and the future, which belongs to the generations to come.
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Public Private Partnership and Implementation of the Public Health Action Plan, Nam Theun 2, Laos 2005-2013.
Public Private Partnership approach was considered pragmatic to implement its Public Health Action Plan by Nam Theun 2 (NTPC) at its 1000 MW hydroelectric project in Laos. The NTPC health team collaborated in strengthening the local health authorities, especially the health centres and their outreach programme in the project area, implementing the primary health care and mitigating any adverse effects of the project. Eight years of applying this approach to strengthen the existing health care delivery system has proven beyond doubt that the methodology works and is feasible. Moreover, the strategy stands the best chance of sustainability. This documentation was initiated by the encouragement of the International Financial Institution (The World Bank) during their regular supervisory visits towards the last phases of the project. The bank was of the opinion that documentation of the successful project will help others in similar situations.
I believe that the methodology is applicable in large projects in improving the health of the impacted populations. Discussion on the article is encouraged. This page will continue to discuss public health issues in future articles.