All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi together launched CAPHER-India network to address air pollution and its impact on public health in India. The network was inaugurated by Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS and Prof Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi.
In his keynote address, Dr Guleria emphasized on need for a ‘multidisciplinary approach’ to mitigate the impact of air pollution on human health. Dr. Harshal R Salve Additional Professor at Centre for Community Medicine AIIMS and Dr. Sagnik Dey, Associate Professor at IIT Delhi are coordinators for CAPHER India.
The CAPHER-India consists of a Secretariat, Steering committee and an Expert Advisory group with major activities focusing on Capacity building, advocacy and research communication and collaborations.