User:Subodh Sharan Gupta

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I work as a Professor in Social Pediatrics at the Dr. Sushila Nayar School of Public Health at MGIMS, Sewagram, India. A pediatrician by training, I shifted to Community Medicine with a firm belief that strong community-based health services should form the backbone of health care delivery.

I am actively involved in implementation of an innovative community-based education program for undergraduate students at MGIMS, Sewagram. As a medical teacher, apart from teaching of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, I also provide in-service training to medical officers in the district health system and other health providers on topics of public health importance.

I have developed a number of innovative community-based strategies and programs: mainly 'Family Life Education' for school-going and non-school going adolescents, Parenting Workshop and On-going training program for Anganwadi workers in Non-formal education. Presently, I am associated with implementation of two projects on child survival – i) ‘Community-led Initiatives for Child Survival (CLICS)’, a USAID sponsored program for Child Survival, which aims to develop a community-led approach that ensures the provision of high quality and affordable child survival services for rural families; and ii) ‘Multicentric taskforce study on Home-based Management of Young Infants’, a Government of India/ ICMR project, which is testing a package of home-based care of young infants for reduction in the neonatal mortality rate.

I am a recipient of Salzburg Fellowship for attending the Salzburg Seminar Session 428: “Early Childhood Care - Improving Linkages between Research, Practice and Policy” held at Salzburg, Austria in October 2005. My areas of interest include ‘Home-Based Management for Illnesses during Childhood’; ‘Early Childhood Development’; and ‘Family Life Education’.