Prabhakar Kore, Chancellor of the Belgaum-based KLE University, has been invited by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S., to address the members of the Steering Committee of Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research under NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) at NIH in Washington DC. The steering committee meeting is scheduled to be held from June 15 to June 18.
The global network consists of eminent researchers in the field of women’s and children’s health.
KLE Society’s J.N. Medical College in the city has established collaboration with the University of Missouri in Kansas City with Richard Derman (UMKC) and B.S. Kodkany (JNMC) as principal investigators.
For the past eight years, the team has produced evidence that both maternal mortality and infant mortality can be reduced significantly in rural community of Belgaum by using simple, cost-effective and easy-to-implement interventions.
Mr. Kore said here on Wednesday that he would address the members of the steering committee on the impact of research results from Belgaum on the Prime Minister’s initiative of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The goal of NRHM is to reduce MMR (maternal mortality rate) and IMR (infant mortality rate) by two-thirds by 2012.