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Indira Chakravarty

Inde

  • Situation géographique Asie

A propos de moi

Indira Chakravarty, Ph.D. and Doctor of Science, is an I.M.O.W. Global Council member, a member of Food Safety and Standards Authority former and an Honorary Scientific Advisor for the FCSD. She is a former director general of Health Services and former director of the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Calcutta. As a scientist and scholar, she is recognized for her research and scientific papers addressing a wide range of public health issues such as consumer safety, nutrition, water, contamination, and the environment.

Several years ago, Indira conducted an innovative study among the street food vendors in Calcutta and reported that while the street food vending sector offered highly nutritious and tasty food at a very low cost, 60% of it was contaminated with E.coli bacteria. With her encouragement, rather than remove food vendors, which are an integral part of the Indian lifestyle, the West Bengal government trained 3500 vendors in food safety. This study received the prestigious Eduardo Sauma Award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and helped develop the Calcutta Model to ensure the quality and safety of street foods. Currently, New Delhi and Bombay are replicating the project and based on Indira’s recommendations, 36 other countries are trying this program as well.

Indira is active in the World Summit for Children and the Hunger Project and was a regional advisor on nutrition for the World Health Organization (WHO). She is considered a world leader and expert on global health and environmental issues. She has worked for several UN and international agencies in more than 40 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the US, such as the FAO of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the International Development Research Center (IDRC).

Faites preuve de changement en:

Member, Food Safety and Standards Authority FDA Bhavan Govt. of India
Honorary Scientific Advisor, Foundation for Community Support and Development (FCSD)
Former Director and Dean, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta
Former Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Calcutta
Consultant, World Summit for Children; World Health Organization.

Je suis passionnée par:

Public health, education.


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I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Indira Chakravarty, Ph.D. and Doctor of Science, spoke with I.M.O.W. about the perceived economic value of women in India, and how basic rights such as health care, clean water, and basic education can make all the difference for empowering Indian women to contribute fully to the economy and society. Chakravarty is the director general of Health Services and director of the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Calcutta. She is considered a world leader on global health and environmental issues; her work on public health issues such as consumer safety, nutrition, and water contamination have had a widespread impact in India, as well as countries all over the world.

 

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