Between 1980 and 2011 India’s Human Development Index improved by 1.51%, yet the country ranks 134th out of 187 countries. Major reason for this is that India being the home of the greatest burden of maternal, newborn and child deaths in the world.
Infant mortality rate declined from 83 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 47 per 1000 live births in 2010 and maternal mortality ratio reduced from 570 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 212 in 2007–2009.
Though, impressive advance has occurred in addressing communicable diseases & significant progress towards Polio Eradication, rapid changes in Indian society and lifestyles have led to the emergence of non-communicable diseases, which are already responsible for two-thirds of the total morbidity burden and about 53% of total deaths (up from 40.4% in 1990 and expected to increase to 59% by 2015).
To balance this divergent health dynamics is a great challenge for our country. WHO has suggested a dual strategy of an improved support by the Government in dealing health in general and promoting access to and utilization of affordable, efficiently networked and sustainable quality health services by the entire population.
In the present scenario Indian efforts appear rather scattered and hence coordinated actions seem necessary to unify the work of researches in the domain of health, by using latest technologies together with our traditional practices and changed lifestyles. Various NGO’s are striving to avail the health services for deprived classes especially women & children. Good sign is that corporates with philanthropic attitude are also coming on the field.
Tech for Seva intends to channelize these scattered efforts to bring out visible impact in field of health. The proposed conference will provide a common platform to share ideas, innovations, success stories and also actions required on specific cases by researchers, NGO’s & corporate institutions.
The topics selected for discussion during the conference are,