IAD4AD India 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) India Hub is hosting 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: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) auditorium in Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, 751023.

Participants: Approximately 200 national and international delegates are expected, including the ADN Community, academics, intergovernmental and governmental bodies, civil society and the at-risk community.

Sessions: The symposium will comprise eight sessions: 1. Inaugural Session, 2. Avoidable Snakebite Deaths, 3. Avoidable Drowning Deaths, 4. Avoidable Maternal Deaths, 5. Professor Peter Jackson Annual Lecture, 6. Junior Champions and Future Leaders for Avoidable Deaths, 7. INGO, HEI, CSR and Civil Society Organisations for Avoidable Deaths, and 8. Closing of Sessions.

Inaugural Session
Chair: Dr. Ambika Prasad Nanda
Mr. Dillip Pattanaik, Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) India Hub
Minute of Silence for Mr. Surya Narayan Patro and Professor Peter Jackson
Dr.  Sanghamitra Pati, Indian Council of Medical Research – Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR-RMRC)
Mr. Pritiranjan Gharai, Honourable Minister of Rural Development, Skill Development and Technical Education of Odisha
Professor B.R. Sharma, Sri Sri University
Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita, Kansai University Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett, University of Leicester
Avoidable Snakebite Deaths
Chair: Dr. Amarendra Mohapatra
Professor Jaideep Menon, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Dr. Pratyush Mohapatra, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)
Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita, Kansai University
Avoidable Drowning Deaths
Chair: Dr. Amarendra Mohapatra
Dr. Aminur Rahman, Centre for Injury Prevention Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)
Mr. Sujoy Roy, Child in Need Institute (CINI)
Mr. Biswajit Modak, National Health Mission (NHM)
Avoidable Maternal Deaths
Chairs: Dr. Nibedita Ray Bennett and Professor Shakuntala Pratihary
Mr. Maqbul Bhuiyan, Data Management Aid
Mr. Ashok Kumar Samantaray, Family Planning Association of India
Dr. Madhulika Sahoo, Kalahandi University
Professor Peter Jackson Annual Lecture
Chairs:
Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett, Dr. Amarendra Mohapatra and Professor Lee Bosher
Professor Vinod Sharma, Indian Institute of Public Administration
Junior Champions and Future Leaders for Avoidable Deaths
Chair:
Dr. Madhulika Sahoo
Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita, Kansai University
Ms. Racheal Nantume, University of Leicester
Mr. Yunes Abou El Wafa, Mr. Eduardo Cardoso, Mr. Lucas Magrans and Ms. Mariasofía Toraldo, Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association
Mr. Aditya Anurag Nanda, National Law University
Master Arkoneil Ghosh, Jamnabai Narsee International School
UN Agencies, INGO, HEI, CSR and Civil Society Organisations for Avoidable Deaths
Chair:
Dr. Nibedita Ray Bennett
Ms. Abha Mishra, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Col. Sanjay Srivastava, Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC)
Mr. Muhammad Ferdaus, BRAC University
Mr. Arindam Ghosh, Star Union Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd
Mr. Akshya Biswal, Heifer International
Ms. Bharati Chakra, HelpAge India
Mr. Debabrat Patra, ActionAid
Closing of Sessions
Chair: Dr. Ambika Prasad Nanda
Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett, University of Leicester
Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita, Kansai University
Mr. Dillip Pattanaik, Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA)
Dr. Amarendra Mohapatra, Indian Council of Medical Research – Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR-RMRC)

Symposium Registration

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

Thirty national and international delegates will travel 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

The ADN Advisory Board Members, Regional Coordinators and Operations Team Members will convene at the ADN India Hub for a Global Campaign Meeting in Bhubaneswar to discuss the campaign’s progress, the future of the campaign, open discussion and next steps.


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

Lead: Mr. Dillip Pattanaik

Volunteers: Ms. Lauren MacLeod, Mr. Rodolphe Spoorenberg, Ms. Sofia Toraldo, Ms. Seoyoung Park, Ms. Marina Yagi

Field Research Coordinator: Mr. Rajesh Kumar Patro (+91 7606856668)

Contact: adn-india-hub@avoidable-deaths.net