IAD4AD India 2024

We are pleased to share that the Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) India Hub hosted a three-day event to celebrate International Awareness Day for Avoidable Deaths (IAD4AD) from 12 to 14 March 2024 in Odisha, India.

The global campaign aims to raise the visibility of indirect disaster deaths and missing persons and promote the slogan Disaster Deaths Are Avoidable.  We celebrate this campaign annually and encourage individuals, frontline workers, communities, institutions and civil society organisations worldwide to do the same to reduce avoidable disaster deaths.

Date: 12 March 2024
Location: Suryansh Hotel and Resort, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Participants: Approximately 150 national and international delegates attended, including the ADN Community, academics, intergovernmental and governmental bodies and civil society.

Professor Peter Jackson Annual Lecture:

Date: 13 March 2024
Location: Burujhari village, Ganjam district, Odisha

Fourteen national and international delegates travelled to Burujhari village in Ganjam district to meet with the snakebite at-risk community and to visit the novel Case Station for Avoidable Snakebite Deaths (CaSA).


Date: 14 March 2024
Location: ADN India Hub

Ten Members convened at the ADN India Hub for a closed Special Session on Broad Spectrum Rapid Antidote: Varespladib Oral for Snakebite (BRAVO) presented by ADN Advisory Board Member, Dr. Stephen Samuel (Ophirex, Inc.). Following this, the members discussed the campaign’s progress, the future of the campaign, open discussion and next steps.


Sponsors: Ophirex, Inc., All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), Centre for Research and Community Action (CeRCA), Star Union Dai-Ichi, Kansai University and Institute of Environmental Futures at University of Leicester.

Organisers: Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) India Hub, hosted by Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA)

Lead: Mr. Dillip Pattanaik

Operations Members: Ms. Lauren MacLeod and Ms. Marina Yagi

Field Research Coordinator: Mr. Rajesh Kumar Patro

Volunteers: Mr. Rodolphe Spoorenberg, Ms. Sofia Toraldo, Ms. Carlota Masó and Ms. Seoyoung Park