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Doctors For Clean Air Conclave

Doctors For Clean Air Conclave was organized on the occasion of International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies. The conclave, a first of its kind day-long virtual event by the Doctors and for the Doctors, focused on empowering the Doctors with information on "Health Impacts of Air Pollution and the Role of Doctors in Advocating for Clean Air."

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Emerging Global Research on Air Pollution & COVID-19: Presentations and Deliberations

Panel Discussion on "Impact of these findings in Indian Scenario, Emerging Evidence/ Observations from India and Importance of Clean Air"

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National Medical Associations' Leadership Conclave for Clean Air

Leaders of 18 National Medical Associations came together to be a part of the Leadership Conclave for Clean Air, a small group focused discussion to share with each other the leadership initiatives taken by their association in this field, brainstorm on unique ways in which the medical associations can take and build a common action agenda to plan steps to ensure that we can breathe clean & healthy air.

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Member of Parliament showing DFCA slides during a protest at Parliament of India

Member of Parliament - Mr. Gaurav Gagoi, Showing DFCA slides during a protest at Parliament of India

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Webinar - Air Pollution & CoVID-19 : Strategies for Health Experts to Engage on Air Pollution Post Relaxation of CoVID-19 Lockdown in India

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Webinar - Role of Young Medical Professionals in Climate Action & Clean Air

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Asthma Response Training For Kanpur School Teachers

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Asthma Response Training For School Teachers (Nagpur) with Dr. Sameer Arbat

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World Asthma Day Special Zoom Webinar with Experts - All About Asthma With India's Top Pulmonologists

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Asthma Response Training for Schools – Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

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Asthma Response Training for Delhi NCR Schools

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Staying Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic for Respiratory Disease Patients

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Coronavirus: The situation today and the way forward.

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Air Pollution Session by DFCA in Jaipur

Association of Physicians of India (Jaipur Chapter), Indian Association of Pediatrics (Jaipur Chapter) and Indian Chest Society (Rajasthan Chapter) organized a CME on 'Air Pollution'
The event was organized by the Regional Clean Air Champion - Dr. Virender Singh, where he spoke about the 'Health Ill-effects of Air Pollution' and Dr. Arvind Kumar, spoke about the 'Role of Doctors in Air Pollution'. The program was attended by more than 100 Doctors of the city.

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Air Pollution Session by DFCA in Jaipur

Dr. Sarkar, added a social message to an entertainment evening where he spoke about Health ill-effects of Air Pollution in front of the DGP of Rajasthan, district magistrate of Jhunjhunu, some other local Doctors and about 200 police personnel.

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International Symposium on Air Pollution and Allergic Rhinitis

The program was attended by over 100 doctors. Dr. Ignacio J. Ansotegui (President, World Allergy Organisation) was also present during the event. There were sessions on Air Pollution and pollution aggravated allergies during the event

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Training of Nurses in Indore

Collaboration to Eliminate Tuberculosis among Indians (CETI) Indore
A program was organized for Nursing Students in Indore to raise awareness on Air Pollution and its ill-health effects and train the students on how to deal with Asthma and Tuberculosis related health emergencies caused due to increased levels of Air Pollution

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Stakeholder Dialogue with Doctors in Indore

Dr. Salil Bhargava, Pulmonologist and Clean Air Champion from Indore, Madhya Pradesh
The purpose of this round table discussion with prominent Doctors of Indore was to introduce them to the DFCA initiative, discuss methods and ways of spreading mass awareness on Air Pollution and its ill-health effects and layout the action plan for DFCA Madhya Pradesh chapter for Year 2020.

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Engagement with the General Public in Indore

Dr. Salil Bhargava, Pulmonologist and Clean Air Champion from Indore, Madhya Pradesh organized a CME on 'Air Pollutio and its ill-health effects'
A program was organized in Indore for the general public to raise awareness on Air Pollution and its ill-health effects and discuss ways to reduce Air Pollution in the city of Indore.

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air pollution and respiratory health of traffic police personnel, chennai city

The workplace of Traffic Police Personnel – the public streets are highly polluted with various sources such as vehicular emissions, road dust, residential and commercial construction, industries, dump yards, etc. Thus, they are vulnerable to long term and continuous exposure to pollutants. Assessing their respiratory health will speak volumes about the brunt of air pollution that they are exposed to.

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Inaugural Launch Event - Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

The DFCA Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Chapter launch was Attended by over 150+ individuals including Doctors, Administrators, Officials from State Pollution Control Board and Horticulture department and various educationists.

Shri S K Joshi, Chief Secretary , Govt of Telangana made the announcement of Hyderabad City joining the BreatheLife 2030 network spearheaded by WHO.

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Inaugural Launch Event - Rajasthan

The DFCA Rajasthan Chapter launch was attended by over 150 people from across Jaipur and some other cities of Rajasthan including Doctors with different specialization, educators, along with many people. Shri. Vishnu Lata, Mayor of Jaipur graced the program as the chief guest and sat through the entire proceedings. He took a keen interest to understand the air pollution and health related risks for the people of the city and also spoke about his increased commitment to ensure cleaner air for the people for the city.

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Inaugural Launch Event - North-East

The DFCA Assam & North-East India Chapter Launch was attended by a number of eminent Doctors, Educators & Officials from State Pollution Control Board including Chandan Mahanta, Prof. Of Civil Engineering Dept & Prof. & Head of Centre for the Environment at Guwahati, Prof. Gokhale, Prof. Of Environmental Engineering, Prof. Krishna Gopal Bhattacharya, Chairman of State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Assam Dr. Bamin Tada, Medical Secretary CBCNEI, Guwahati ,Mr. D. N. Das, Member Secretary , Pollution Control Board of Assam.

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Inaugural Launch Event - Uttar Pradesh

The DFCA U.P. State Chapter Launch Event was attended by over 150+ individuals including Doctors, Administrators, Officials from State Pollution Control Board, Horticulture Department and Educationists.

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Inaugural Launch Event - Madhya Pradesh

Lung Care Foundation in association with Indian Chest Society, Madhya Pradesh Chapter launched the 'Doctors for Clean Air: M.P. Chapter' from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The launch was a part of National Conference of Pulmonologist on: Practice Changing Practical Updates in Pulmonology 2019. The program was attended by more than 150 Pulmonologists from across Madhya Pradesh and other states of India.

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Inaugural Launch Event - Tamilnadu

Doctors for Clean Air was launched with 30 leading Doctors of Tamil Nadu who attended the launch event. Dr. Arvind Kumar, Founder-Trustee Lung Care Foundation, in his presentation spoke about the Health Ill-effects of Air Pollution and the present situation of Air Pollution in our country. Dr. Hisamuddin Papa, Clean Air Champion from Tamil Nadu, spoke about their experience with Air Pollution and Low-Cost Monitoring.

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