29th Annual Conference of IASP
On Poverty, Health and
October 26-28 2007
IASP organized a three days
annual conference at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during 26-28
October 2007. The main theme of the conference was 'Poverty, Health
and Development.' The sub-themes was:
1. Health, Nutrition and
2. Programmes and Policies of Population and Health
3. Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
4. Urbanization and Migration
5. Poverty and Development
The conference was attended by
the galaxy of researchers, demographers, programme managers, partner
organizations, distinguish IASP members and the young researchers.
Four eminent demographers Prof. K. Mahadevan, Prof. Asha Bhenda, Prof.
Vatslala Narain and (Late) Prof. Sukumar Mukerji, were felicitated.
Prof. Srinivasan Award for the year 2006-07 for best published paper
in Demography India was given to two papers. One paper was on "Do home
visits by health workers make a difference in service utilization?
Finding from a longitudinal study in rural India" authored by Dr. R.
K. Sinha, Dr. S.K. Mohanty, Dr. T.K. Roy and Dr. Michael Koenig. The
other was entitled "Service Provision and contraceptive use related
morbidity in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala" authored by Dr. C.V. Sowmini
and Dr. P. Sankara Sarma. Chandrasekharan was given to the best paper
presented during conference.
Dr. Fred Arnold, Macro
International, U.S.A. Delivered George Simmons Memorial Lecture on
"Nutrition Landscape of India: Findings from the National family
Health Surveys". The conference had seven plenary, twelve technical
and three poster sessions. We are thankful to organizations the
extended finacial support for organizing the conference, namely, MOHFW,
ICMR, DST, ICSSR, CSIR, Constella Future Group, WHO-India, UNAIDS,
UNFPA, UNICEF, Planned International and the Banaras Hindu University.
A historical joint meeting of the Board of Trustee and Executive
Committee of the Association held on 25th October 2007 at the venue of
the conference where 37 Life and 22 Annual members were admitted.