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Reunion Seminar: Continuous Learning and Networking Towards Future Directions

AHI News Letter

MAY 2014

No. 94

 

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Table of Contents

- From your Editor

Focus Articles:

- AHI Family Reunion in India, Ms. UI, Japan
- Reflection from the Organizer, Mr. Sarmah, India
- Voices from Participants: Mr. Ghosh, Mr. Naidu, Sr. Kuppozhackel, India

Flash Articles

- Workshop on Peace and Health, Mr. Nihal, Pakistan
- Workshop on Malnutrition, Mr. Sudhakar, India
- Struggle of Plantation Communities, Mr. Kumara, Sri Lanka
- Women Struggle, Ms. Logeswary, Sri Lanka

HERE and THERE

- We Are Asians, Mr. Kamiya, Japan
- Message from New AHI staff, Mr. Shibata
- AHI Supporter Ms. Ishihara Passed Away

News from Friends
Announcement
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AHI Family Reunion Moves Forward with Renewed Commitment:
The AHI Alumni Reunion Seminar in India 2013

1.    Second Reunion Seminar in India Initiated by the Alumni

The AHI Alumni Reunion Seminar was held in Mysore, Kamataka State from November 20 to 23, 2013. This is the second seminar of this kind in India initiated and organized by groups of AHI alumni, this time Mr. Anup Sarmah (ILDC 2009) and Ms. Mousumi Gogoi (ILDC 2012) of Karuna Trust. A total of 33 persons from batches 1982 to 2012 participated specifically from 9 states in India (25), Thailand (2), Bangladesh (2), and AHI team (4). The main theme of this seminar was People’s Participation in Community Health and the Role of NGOs. Karuna Trust, one of the leading organizations in India on this issue with long years of experiences, offered a great learning case for various possibilities in empowering people and public-private partnership.

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2.    Features of this Reunion Seminar

There were some unique features in this reunion seminar. They were: 1) This event was hosted by one organization, Karuna Trust and all the resources and workers were mobilized. 2) The theme was developed after the first seminar held in 2011 in Andhra Pradesh, where AHI alumni discussed the new rural health policy and guideline of India. So this seminar was in a way, the second phase of the two series of seminars. 3) There were non-Indian alumni who joined the seminar. Alumni and their colleagues of other countries joined as resource persons and observers for planning their own country’s reunion seminar in the future. 4) Cross-networks of various year batches of alumni from AHI international course and AHI India regional/national course 1982-1998 in collaboration with Deenabandu/ANITRA Trust.

3.    Main Activities and Topics were:

-       India’s health policy, trends, and issues;

-       Work of Karuna Trust and VGKK, case study and field visits related to community health monitoring process;

-       Sharing of updates and practices by alumni;

-       Thailand health care system and health advocacy case;

-       Bangladesh community participation in community clinic case;

-       AHI Japan: AHI updates, post MDG agenda, Japan’s health care system, Hiroshima atomic bomb;

-       Sharing of learning and insights, and;

-       Alumni network future plan discussion

4.    Informal Sharing as Key Part of Event

The seminar was full of exciting programs from the early morning to evening every day. Participants continued informal discussion and sharing during tea break and meal time, and even till late evening. The group stayed together in a facility of Karuna Trust. Cultural exchange with diversity in India and additional flavors brought from other countries made even a bus ride for the field trip an unforgettable memory.