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Alcohol A Major Obstacle To Economic And Societal Development In Africa – But Will East African Community Respond Properly?

4th EAC Health and Scientific Conference for 27-29 March 2013 in Kigali.

The main theme of the three-day Conference is: Regional Health Priorities and Opportuni- ties: Evidence for Action in the Changing Global Financial Situation.
”We and our members from all over the EAC think it is great that this conference takes place and that it is already the fourth time it is being held,” says Moses Waweru, Chair- man of the East African Alcohol Policy Alliance (EAAPA).”We need to come together and discuss obstacles to our development, and we need more research and evidence.”

”But we also need to make sure that these types of conferences manage to address a comprehensive approach to regional health priorities,” says Aimable Mwananawe, Chair- person of RADAPA. ”In that sense I hope that this conference is not a missed opportunity to address alcohol harm and its impact in the EAC.”

The Conference has four sub-themes: Achieving the MDGs for Maternal and Child Health; Non-Communicable …

Family counselors:Over coming the Barriers & Care giver stress

Mr.Suneel Vatsyayan Nada India team member conducted a training sessions for Family counselors on over coming the barriers and care giver stress. Ms.Pallavi applied  Gold plated magnetic beads on counselorsor  for well being.
The two days training workshop for family counselors and functionaries of NGOs was held at Guest house of Delhi University on 13th March 2013.The workshop was organised by department of social work Delhi University and funded by Central Social Welfare Board  . The participating family counselors were from Delhi, Utterachal,Himachal and Punjab. The problem alcoholism and role of counselors and acudetox counseling was discussed.