Workshop to launch National Data Analysis Plan (NDAP)

16-Jan-2014 to 18-Jan-2014

National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) has received global acclaim a one of the successful programmes for HIV. India has managed to reduce annual new HIV infections by 57% over the last decade and AIDS-related deaths by 29% between 2007 and 2012. India is estimated to have 21 lakhs People Living with HIV at an adult HIV prevalence of 0.27% in 2011. Moving to the fourth phase of NACP, Department of AIDS Control is committed to continue its evidence based community centric approach towards effective implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and control services in the country.

 In this context, a workshop to launch National Data Analysis Plan (NDAP) under National AIDS Control Programme, Phase IV (NACP-IV)   was organized from 16th-18th January 2014 by the Department of AIDS Control (DAC), with the support of CDC and FHI360 in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. The workshop aimed to address the programme needs with respect to evidence and research, and make the best use of available data. A detailed exercise was conducted involving programme managers and key stakeholders at National and State levels and also with development partners to assess the existing information gaps in the programme, and to prioritize areas for Analysis and Research.

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. T.S. Ravikumar, Director, JIPMER in presence of         Dr. S. Venkatesh, Deputy Director General (DAC), Dr. Yujwal Raj, National Programme Officer (DAC), Dr.Bitra George, Country Director, FHI360, Dr. Pauline Harvey, Director, CDC-Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Dr. Gurumurthy, Project Director, Pondicherry SACS and Dr. Gautam Roy, Head, Dept. of PSM, JIPMER. Prof. Ravikumar in his inaugural address informed that this workshop is the first national level workshop to initiate the Golden Jubilee Celebration of establishment of JIPMER. Senior epidemiologists, researchers, scientists and public health experts from various reputed Institutions of India were present and provided mentoring support to this initiative. Over 60 young scientists, faculty and researchers who are going to undertake the analysis work were also present. A total of 100 participants representing over 28 Institutions across the country will be brainstorming regarding the issues and plans for NDAP over a period of three days. This flagship initiative of DAC is an effort to analyze the huge amount of data generated under the programme, to develop analytic documents, scientific papers, journal articles, etc., for publication and wider dissemination, and for evidence based planning and programme management.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between JIPMER and Department of AIDS Control, MoHFW, for collaboration and advancing research. Various faculty members from Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER will actively contribute in this endeavor.

 At the end of three days programme, analysis plans were presented and finalized.                     Shri. Lov Verma, Secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India  graced the valedictory function along with  Prof. T.S. Ravikumar, Director, JIPMER and Dr. K.V. Raman, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services, Puducherry held  on 18th January 2014 at Auditorium, Academic Center, JIPMER.

Contact Details:
Golden Jubilee Coordination Cell

Office of the Director,
Dhanvantri Nagar,

Phone: +91 9442182067
Land line: +0413- 2296006  (9:00 am to 5:00 pm IST)




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