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    More than 800 Expected to Participate in National Workshop on Healthy Village

    The workshop will exhibit the exemplary strategies, approaches, convergent actions and innovative models in context to convergent actions and best practices.

    Beginning Thursday, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) is organising a three-day National Workshop on Localization of Sustainable Development Goals in Gram Panchayats through Adopting Thematic Approaches on Theme 2: Healthy Village.

    The workshop will exhibit the exemplary strategies, approaches, convergent actions and innovative models in context to convergent actions; best practices; role of Panchayats in monitoring health parameters, preventive measures in combating communicable and non-communicable diseases and integration of Village Health Plan into Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).

    Different working groups will be formed with the participating States/UTs for the interactive group discussion on different aspects of the Healthy Village. Presentation will provide their insights on strategies, approaches and road map to envision healthy village through different promotive, preventive measures to reduce malnutrition, lifestyle diseases, vector born disease, measuring the important health indicators and the role of PRIs in ensuring accessibility of quality health services to the citizen.

    Topics like Role of Gram Panchayat in Preventive measures of Communicable and Non- Communicable disease; Availability and Accessibility of Quality Health care services; Addressing issues of the malnutrition for women, Children and adolescent; Palliative care for Elderly and people with special needs; Role of Gram Panchayats in combating Lifestyle disease. (Hypertension/ Diabetes/ Asthma etc.); Prevention and Treatment of substance abuse, including Narcotic drugs abuse, Harmful use of Alcohol and Tobacco and Sexual and Reproductive Health care services and Family Planning will be discussed during the programme.

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    SDGs

    This workshop will provide a unique platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and strategizing towards building a healthier tomorrow. Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) aims to localize the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and address specific challenges and opportunities at the grassroots level. Theme 2 of LSDGs i.e. Healthy Village focuses on the holistic development of villages, with an emphasis on health and well-being.

    A host of Senior Officers of the Line Departments of Government of India and State Governments, representatives of NIRD&PR, SIRD&PRs, Panchayati Raj Training Institutes, United Nations/ national NGOs and around 800 elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions from across the country are also expected to present in the program. The national workshop at Tirupati will bring together policy makers, government officials, experts, Panchayat representatives and stakeholders to deliberate on strategies and initiatives aimed at creating enabling environment, promoting local actions, mobilizing resources and fostering healthier rural communities.

    Elected representatives and Functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions, Officials from different Line Departments from the State of Andhra Pradesh will also attend the national workshop. Panchayats that have been conferred with the prestigious National Panchayat Awards on Theme 2: Healthy Village has also been invited to actively participate in the three-day national workshop focused on achieving the goal of creating Healthy Villages. The awarded/ well-performing Gram Panchayats will share their experiences in various aspects of Healthy Village and exchange learning of the best practices to transform healthier tomorrow through small video film presentation.

    Panchayats, UN Agencies and national organizations doing exemplary work for ensuring healthy lives and well being for all at all ages through different innovative models will also be present in the national workshop. Representatives of UN Agencies, Jhpiego, National Health Authority (NHA), National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW), NIMHANS and the national Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) viz. Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF) will also actively contribute and share their expertise to supplement the concerted actions towards Healthy Village.

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