Experts Discuss the Future Direction on Lifestyle-related, Non-communicable Diseases in Adult Women at IIT Roorkee

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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Roorkee arranged the workshop, which attracted a large number of visitors and subject matter specialists.

An international workshop on “Social Determinants of Lifestyle Related Chronic and Non-Communicable Diseases among Adult Women in India” was held on Wednesday at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.

According to a press release issued by the institute, the workshop was organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and was attended by guests and experts from the domain including Dr. Yutaro Setoya of WHO, Prof. Pradyot Ranjan Jena from NIT Surathkal, Dr. Swati Sharma from VIT Chennai Campus, and Prof. Sabu S. Padmadas and Prof. Tapas Mishra from the University of Southampton, among others. Prof. K. K. Pant, the director of IIT Roorkee, addressed the assembly and said that these workshops not only connect academia with practical issues but also reinforce the institute’s dedication to developing a more informed and healthy society.

He continued by saying that the goal of the workshop is to close research gaps and provide evidence-based solutions by tackling the growing burden of chronic diseases, particularly in groups that are already at risk.

The chief guest of the evening, Dr. Sanjeeb Kumar Patjoshi, IPS, of the Kerala government, stressed the value of multidisciplinary teamwork in tackling the challenging problem of lifestyle-related illnesses. He praised the partnerships that exist between academia and business, stating that they are essential to creating solutions that effectively address societal health issues.

In addition, Patjoshi emphasized the significance of the work done by almost 14 lakh women elected representatives and rural Panchayats in aggregating data for awareness campaigns and the research, as well as the nursing staff’s practical experience and insights.

Prof. Anindya J. Mishra, the workshop’s convener, thanked the presenters and attendees and noted that the event had given rise to important conversations and cooperative efforts to address the socioeconomic determinants of lifestyle-related diseases among women.

Dr. Tulika Bhattacharyya from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided insightful remarks at the workshop’s Deliberations and Way Forward session.

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