2016: Meeting of the UN Space and Global Health Expert Group in Vienna
Dr. Ajit Babu, CAGH Director was at the UN campus in Vienna last week as a member of the Expert Group on Space and Global Health, which is an official UN group that meets each year as a side meeting to a General Assembly meeting. He had the great pleasure of being invited by the Indian delegation to be seated with them while the Assembly was in session. Represented at the Expert Group meeting were UNOOSA as well as NASA and space agencies of France and Japan along with national representatives from Germany, Canada, Russia and Switzerland. CAGH was the only NGO having representation at this conclave.
2015/16: Fuzzy modelling of Aedes mosquito abundance funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
CAGH is developing an advanced fuzzy-logic based model for predicting Aedes mosquito abundance along with a framework for a geospatial public health network.
This project is anticipated to synergize with collaborative work being undertaken by CAGH along with the Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru on enhancing community-based health awareness by strengthening school and college-based science education.
The project will be supported by the expertise of International research fellows /collaborators from Germany, (led by Prof. Engelbert Niehaus, University of Koblenz-Landau), and Australia (Dr Chandana Unnithan, Charles Darwin University).
2016: Invited lectures at IIM, Bangalore
Dr. Ajit Babu gave lectures on December 3, 2016 as invited faculty at IIMB's General Management Program for Healthcare Executives, speaking on gaps and opportunities in Public Health. "Students" were a diverse group of senior physicians, dentists, healthcare executives and industry leaders. Somewhat to his surprise, the students asked him to sing for them at the end...which he did!
2016: Capacity Building Collaborative!
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus (IISC), Bangalore India, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Center for Advancement of Global Health. The purpose of this MoU is to establish a framework that will guide NIAS and the CAGH in establishing a cooperative working relationship for planning and accomplishing mutually beneficial research project and activities. Such cooperation is intended to particularly benefit the advancement of studies in biology, health science, ecology and education, and capacity building.
2015: Social Media and Society Conference, Social Media Labs, Ryerson University, Toronto
2015: Mobile Urban Waste Management Initiative
A mobile application developed for urban waste management, as part of CAGH initiatives, was presented at the International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety15), held under the auspices of Social Media Labs, Ryerson University, Canada. Dr Chandana Unnithan presented the application for capturing data on waste management through crowdsourcing, developed and piloted in Applied Cognition Systems, Bangalore, India.
2015: CAGH featured in The Times of India!
What does our logo stand for?
CAGH is about collaboration across boundaries - social, geographic or conceptual. We are all one, aiming for a better quality of life, and a safer planet. Our logo, which tries to capture these principles, was designed by the students of the 2010 MPH class at the Achutha Menon Centre, Trivandrum, India and thereafter, refined by Samrat Gupta.