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Preventive & Social Medicine (PSM) known as Social & Preventive Medicine or Community Medicine in the Medicine Science is aiming the overall wellbeing of the community.  It is the only branch which sees an in individual as a human being with its social milieu over and above the bundle of biological systems.  PSM is multi disciplinary branch. It has evolved as both ba...

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Heartiest greetings from the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Surat.
The Diamond and Silk city of Gujarat welcomes you to showcase your work, learn and explore in the “Joint Annual Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine- Gujarat Chapter and Indian Association of Public Health-Gujarat Chapter” hosted jointly by the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Surat and IPHA Gujarat Chapter on 7th and 8th December, 2017.  This is also an opportunity for the young, budding PSM professional to sharpen their skills and get exposed to innovative ideas that revolve in the realm of Public Health. 
It will be preceded by a pre-conference workshop on 6th December, 2017.
We look forward to your presence and active participation.
With warm regards,


Organizing Chairpersons:

Dr. J K Kosambiya
Dr. Dinkar Raval

Organizing Secretaries:

Dr. Mohua Moitra
Dr. Shailesh Sutaria

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Joint Conference of IAPSM GC & IPHA GC 2016 Dept. of Community Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Gotri, Vadodara. Click here to download workshop agenda.

Current Scenario of Gujarat

Birth rate Total- 20.6, Rural 22.6 Urban 18.2

Death rate Total- 6.2, Rural 6.6 Urban 5.7Data as per SRS 2014, VOl. 50.1, July16

Infant Mortality rate (IMR) Total- 34, Rural 39 Urban 27

Under Five Year Mortality rate (U5MR) Total- 34, Rural 39 Urban 27 per 1000 Live Birth

Sex ratio of the total population - Total- 950, Rural 984 Urban 907 Females per 1000 Males

Sex ratio at birth for childen born in last five years- Total- 907, Rural 960 Urban 835 Females per 1000 Malesas pe data NFHS 4 2015-16

Health Goals

Reduction of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 32 per 1000 live births by 2017

Prevention and reduction of anemia among women aged 15-49 years to 28 percent by end of 2017

Reduction of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to 123 per 100,000 live births by 2017

Reduction of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) to 2.1 by 2017

Prevention and reduction of under-nutrition in children under 3 years to half of NFHS-3 (2005-2006) levels 27 per cent by 2017

Raising child sex ratio in the 0-6 years age group from 914 to 950

Prevention and reduction of burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (including mental illness) and injuries

Reduction of poor household’s out-of-pocket expenditure to 1.87 percent of GDP by the end of 2017

Reduce Tuberculosis annual incidence and mortality by half by the end of 2017

Reduce Leprosy prevalence to 1/10,000 population and incidence to zero in all districts by the end of 2017

Annual malaria incidence of 1/1,000 by the end of 2017

Microfilaria prevalence 1 percent in all districts by the end of 2017

Case fatality rate of Dengue 1 percent by the end of 2017

Containment of Chikungunya outbreaks by the end of 2017

Reduction in Japanese Encephalitis mortality by 30 percent by the end of 2017

Elimination of Kala-azar by 2015, that is <1 case per 10,000 population in all blocks

Reduce new infections of HIV/AIDS to zero and provide comprehensive care, support and treatment services to all who require it